In a collaboration with the Supramolecular Chemistry group at Ghent University it has been demonstrated in Nature Communications (SCI-IF 2018: 11.88) that combining experimental and modeling techniques allows to visualize the monomer distribution over chains. Upon subsequent design of the chemical structures and reaction conditions highly functional copolymers can be obtained for both low and high target degrees of polymerization.
The title of the work is “Visualization and design of the functional group distribution during statistical copolymerization”
The authors are P.H.M. Van Steenberge, O. Sedlacek, J. Hernandez-Ortiz, B. Verbraeken, M.-F. Reyniers, R. Hoogenboom, and D.R. D’hooge
More information can be found via: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-11368-6