Biomacromolecules, Vol.7, No.4, 1196-1202, 2006
Well-defined lactose-containing polymer grafted onto silica particles
Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization of 2-O-meth-acryloyloxyethoxyl-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-beta-D-galactopyrano syl)-(1-4)-2,3,6-tri-O-acetyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside (MAEL) was performed directly in CHCl3 solutions using cumyl dithiobenzoate (CDB) as the chain transfer agent to give well-defined glycopolymers. The chemical composition and structure of the glycopolymer were characterized by (HNMR)-H-1, FTIR, and SEC. The living glycopolymer chains were subsequently grafted onto gamma-methacryfoxypropyl-trimethoxy (MPTMS) modified silica particles. The acetyl groups of the poly(MAEL) grafted onto the silica gel particles were converted to the hydroxyl groups with CH3ONa/CH3OH. thus obtaining silica gel particles modified with well-defined lactose-carrying polymer.