Controlled synthesis of multifunctional polymers by RAFT for personal care applications

Matthias Haeussler, John Chiefari, Graeme Moad, Ezio Rizzardo

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The versatility of the RAFT (Reversible Addition- Fragmentation chain Transfer) technology provides enormous potential for the design and development of multifunctional polymers that are optimized for performance in a range of applications in the personal care and cosmetics areas. This contribution demonstrates the attributes of the RAFT process as a ground-breaking technology offering unprecedented control over the composition, functionality and architecture of polymers obtained through radical polymerization. Examples of block copolymer structures with distinctive physical and chemical properties are presented and the performance attributes of these polymers are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymers for Personal Care and Cosmetics
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780841229051
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

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Haeussler, M., Chiefari, J., Moad, G., & Rizzardo, E. (2013). Controlled synthesis of multifunctional polymers by RAFT for personal care applications. In Polymers for Personal Care and Cosmetics (Vol. 1148, pp. 157-172). (ACS Symposium Series; Vol. 1148). American Chemical Society.