Influences of the structural design of RAFT agents on living radical polymerization kinetics

Thomas P. Davis, Christopher Barner-Kowollik, T. L.Uyen Nguyen, Martina H. Stenzel, John F. Quinn, Philipp Vana

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The influence of a p-substituent on the Z-group of cumyl dithiobenzoate (CDB) was investigated with respect to the rate retardation of CDB mediated RAFT polymerizations. The rate retardation is significantly decreased indicating the possible involvement of the p-position in a reversible termination reaction. CDB mediated copolymerizations of styrene and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) may indicate a change of the reactivity ratios when compared to conventional copolymerizations. The usage of macromolecular RAFT agents showed unexpected kinetic behavior, such as acceleration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization
EditorsKrzysztof Matyjaszewski
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

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