Original approach to multiblock copolymers via reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization

Hesna Gemici, Thomas M. Legge, Michael Whittaker, Michael J. Monteiro, Sébastien Perrier

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A study was conducted to demonstrate reversible chain-transfer agent (CTA) polymerization of telechelic polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) copolymers. The reaction was mixture was stirred at 60 °C for 24 hours and the polymer was purified by passing it through basic alumina before the precipitation in methanol, after the reaction. The resultant product was precipitated in methanol after the reaction was stopped and ultraviolet-vis (UV) spectroscopy was used to show that all the dithioester groups were converted into thiols through aminolysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2334-2340
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Block copolymers
  • Reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT)
  • Synthesis

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