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Enolesters as chain end-functionalizing agents for the living ring opening metathesis polymerization

Liu, Peng ; Yasir, Mohammad ; Kurzen, Helena ; Hanik, Nils ; Schäfer, Mark ; Kilbinger, Andreas F. M.

In: Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2017, vol. 55, no. 18, p. 2983–2990

Functional enolethers have previously been used to introduce functional end groups at the chain end of ruthenium carbene complex initiated living ring opening metathesis polymers. Here, we investigated whether the weaker π-donating enolesters could equally be used in regio selective reactions with ruthenium carbene complexes and thus as polymer end-functionalization reagents. Enolesters such as...

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Branched polymers via ROMP of termimers

Hanik, Nils ; Kilbinger, Andreas F. M.

In: Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2016, vol. 37, no. 6, p. 532–538

Today's olefin metathesis catalysts show high reactivity, selectivity, and functional group tolerance and allow the design of new syntheses of precisely functionalized polymers. Here the synthesis of a new end-capping reagent is investigated allowing the introduction of a highly reactive activated ester end-group at the polymer chain end as well as its prefunctionalization to directly...

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ROMP copolymers for orthogonal click functionalizations

Schaefer, Mark ; Hanik, Nils ; Kilbinger, Andreas F. M.

In: Macromolecules, 2012, p. -

The ring-opening metathesis polymerization using ruthenium carbene initiators developed by Grubbs et al. is one of the most functional group tolerant living polymerization methods known. One of the most used postpolymerization functionalization methods used today is the copper-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between alkynes and organic azides. Organic azides are, however, not tolerated by...

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Polyethylenimine is a strong inhibitor of human papillomavirus and cytomegalovirus infection

Spoden, Gilles A. ; Besold, Katrin ; Krauter, Steffi ; Plachter, Bodo ; Hanik, Nils ; Kilbinger, Andreas F. M. ; Lambert, Carsten ; Florin, Luise

In: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2012, vol. 56, no. 15, p. 75-82

Polyethylenimines are cationic polymers with potential as delivery vectors in gene therapy and with proven antimicrobial activity. However, the antiviral activity of polyethylenimines has not been addressed in detail thus far. We have studied the inhibitory effects of a linear 25-kDa polyethylenimine on infections with human papillomaviruses and human cytomegaloviruses. Preincubation of cells...