50th Anniversary Perspective: RAFT Polymerization - A User Guide

Sébastien Perrier

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This Perspective summarizes the features and limitations of reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses, as our understanding of the process, from both a mechanistic and an application point of view, has matured over the past 20 years. It is aimed at both experts in the field and newcomers, including undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as nonexperts in polymerization who are interested in developing their own polymeric structures by exploiting the simple setup of a RAFT polymerization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7433-7447
Number of pages15
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2017

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