A versatile new monomer family: Functionalized 4-vinyl-1,2,3-triazoles via click chemistry.

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Thibault, R.J.; Takizawa, K.; Lowenheilm, P.; Helms, B.; Mynar, J.L.; Frechet, J.M.J.; Hawker, C.J.;
J. Am. Chem. Soc.,
128, 12084-12085.

Using facile, highly modular synthetic approaches, a new monomer family based on a 1,2,3-triazole-4-vinyl building block has been prepared, and various functional derivatives have been obtained. Subsequent homo- and copolymerization of these novel functionalized monomers gives polymeric materials with unique physical properties, combining many attractive features of more traditional monomers, such as styrene, vinylpyridine, and meth/acrylates.