Photomediated controlled radical polymerization

Xiangcheng Pan, Mehmet Atilla Tasdelen, Joachim Laun, Thomas Junkers, Yusuf Yagci, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

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Photomediated controlled radical polymerization is a versatile method to prepare, under mild conditions, various well-defined polymers with complex architecture, such as block and graft copolymers, sequence-controlled polymers, or hybrid materials via surface-initiated polymerization. It also provides opportunity to manipulate the reaction through spatiotemporal control. This review presents a comprehensive account of the fundamentals and applications of various photomediated CRP techniques, including atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT), nitroxide mediated polymerization (NMP) and other procedures. In addition, mechanistic aspects of other photomediated methods are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-125
Number of pages53
JournalProgress in Polymer Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • ATRP
  • NMP
  • Photopolymerization
  • Radical polymerization
  • RAFT

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