Polymerisation resistant synthesis of methacrylamido phenylboronic acids

F D'Hooge, D Rogalle, Michael J Thatcher, Semali Perera, J M H van den Elsen, T A Jenkins, Tony James, John Fossey

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Acrylamido boronic acids are important building blocks for functional polymers but suffer from poor synthetic strategies and unwanted polymerisation. A two-step deprotection of pinacolato methacrylamido phenylene boronic esters to generate 2-, 3- and 4-methacrylamido phenylboronic acids in good yield and purity is reported. Boronic acid containing methacrylamido monomers are now available in good yields for incorporation into polymers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3362-3365
Number of pages4
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2008


  • Acrylamide
  • Boronic acid
  • Deprotection


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