We report the controlled synthesis of boronic-acid terminated polylactides via the use of a protected boronic acid-functionalised ring-opening polymerisation initiator and the subsequent deprotection of the resultant polymer. We have demonstrated the utility of this approach to biocompatible polymer conjugates of biologically-relevant diols using an indicator- displacement assay.
Cross, A. J., Davidson, M. G., García-vivó, D., & James, T. D. (2012). Well-controlled synthesis of boronic-acid functionalised poly(lactide)s: a versatile platform for biocompatible polymer conjugates and sensors. RSC Advances, 2(14), 5954-5956. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2ra20373a