Controlled aqueous polymerization of acrylamides and acrylates and "in situ " depolymerization in the presence of dissolved CO2

Danielle J. Lloyd, Vasiliki Nikolaou, Jennifer Susan Collins, Christopher Waldron, Athina Anastasaki, Simon P. Bassett, Steven M. Howdle, Adam Blanazs, Paul Wilson, Kristian Kempe, David Haddleton

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Aqueous copper-mediated radical polymerization of acrylamides and acrylates in carbonated water resulted in high monomer conversions (t < 10 min) before undergoing depolymerization (60 min > t > 10 min). The regenerated monomer was characterized and repolymerized following deoxygenation of the resulting solutions to reyield polymers in high conversions that exhibit low dispersities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6533-6536
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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