Exploitation of the degenerative transfer mechanism in RAFT polymerization for synthesis of polymer of high livingness at full monomer conversion

Guillaume Gody, Thomas Maschmeyer, Per B. Zetterlund, Sébastien Perrier

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We report the synthesis by the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer process of well-defined decablock polymers with a final dispersity as low as 1.15 and a fraction of living chain as high as 97% after 10 successful block extensions, each taken to >99% monomer conversion. By using model decablock homopolymers of poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) and poly(4- acryloylmorpholine) of relatively low DP (10 units per block in average), we describe the theoretical and experimental considerations required to access high-order multiblock copolymers with excellent control over molecular weight distributions and high livingness. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-649
Number of pages11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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