A novel and simple method of preparation of poly(styrene-b-2-vinylpyridine) block copolymer of narrow molecular weight distribution: living anionic polymerization followed by mechanism transfer to controlled/“living” radical polymerization (atrp)
...PSt PVP  PIP-b-PSt PSt  PSt-co-PAN PSt, PtBA, PBA, PGA, PMMA ...
...ARTICLE IN PRESS aPolymer abbreviations: PSt, polystyrene; PVP, poly(vinyl pyrolidone); PIP, polyisoprene; PMA, poly(methyl acrylate); PMMA, poly(methyl methacrylate); PB, polybutadiene; PBA, poly(butyl acrylate); PFS, poly(ferrocenyldimethylsilanes); PEO, poly(ethylene oxide); PtBA, poly(t-butyl acrylate); PCL, poly(ecaprolactone); PE, polyethylene; PBu, polybutylene; PAcSt, poly(4-acetoxystyrene); PP, polypropylene; PHMA, poly(hexyl methacrylate); PtBMA, poly(t-butyl methacrylate); PDMAEMA, poly(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate); PMAA, poly (methacrylic acid); PODMA, poly(n-octadecyl methacrylate); PHEMA, poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate); PEGMA, poly ((ethylene glycol) methacrylate); POEGMA, poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate); PDMS, poly(dimethylsiloxane); PLL, polylactide; PBzA, poly(benzyl acrylate); PAN, polyacrylonitrile, PGA, poly(glycidyl acrylate); PMMEMA, poly(monomethyl ether methacrylate)....
...Polybutadiene-b-polystyrene (PB-b-PSt) [28–30], polydimethylsiloxane-b-polystyrene (PDMS-b-PSt) , (PEO-b-PSt)  and poly(ethylene oxide)-bpoly(4-vinyl pyridine) (PEO-b-PVP)  copolymers were synthesized by terminating the corresponding living anionic polymerization with a suitable TEMPO derivative and subsequent NMP. Stable nitroxyl radicals can also be incorporated into polymers as side groups....