Control of polymer structure by chain transfer processes

Ezio Rizzardo, Y. K. Chong, Richard A. Evans, Graeme Moad, San H. Thang

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Chain transfer can be performed effectively by a mechanism of addition-fragmentation with appropriately substituted allylic compounds, vinyl ethers and thionoesters. Selection of substituents allows the optimization of chain transfer activity and the preparation of macromonomers and other end-functional polymers from acrylates, methacrylates, styrene and vinyl acetate. The addition-fragmentation concept has been extended to the free radical ring-opening polymerization of cyclic allylic sulfides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

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