Aziridine-functionalized polydimethylsiloxanes for tailorable polymeric scaffolds: Aziridine as a clickable moiety for structural modification of materials

Hyun Kyung Moon, Seohyun Kang, Hyo Jae Yoon

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This paper shows that tailorable polymeric scaffolds on a molecular scale could be achieved through the ring opening reaction of a three-membered N-heterocyclic compound, aziridine. Aziridine is incorporated into an elastomeric polymer backbone (here, PDMS) through Pt(0)-catalyzed hydrosilylation, retaining attractive features such as optical transparency and elastic properties compared to conventional PDMS. The resulting aziridine-containing PDMS is chemoselectively and regio-specifically post-modified through an orthogonal ring opening reaction of the aziridine and takes advantage of the wide substrate scope of aziridine chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2287-2291
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 21


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry

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