I am trying to synthesize poly(ethylene-propylene)amine, i.e.:
I've read that Reductive Amination is efficient regarding the reaction yield. However, it needs aldehydes to start the reaction. To make the aldehydes I can use this way and start from the hydroxyl-terminated polymer compound. I reach to a dilemma here where my experience is not enough to decide which way to go. I can start with a aldehyde-terminated polymer at first so I don't have to make it from an OH-terminated polymer.
Which way do you suggest? A reference on how to do the one you recommend is also appreciated.