RAFT: A Smarter way to develop multi-functional polymers

John Chiefari, Graeme Moad, Ezio Rizzardo, San H. Thang

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The RAFT (Reverse Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer) process is ground breaking technology offering unprecedented control over the composition, functionality and architecture of polymers formed by radical polymerization. The versatility of the RAFT technology provides enormous potential for the design and development of multi-functional polymers that are optimised for performance in a range of application areas that includes: suractants, coatings, electronics, nanomaterials, biomaterials, therapeutic delivery and personal care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011
Subtitle of host publicationBoston, MA, United States; 13-16 June 2011
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventNanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech) 2011 - Boston, United States of America
Duration: 13 Jun 201116 Jun 2011


ConferenceNanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech) 2011
Abbreviated titleNanotech 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
OtherNanotechnology 2011: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational - 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011


  • Polymerization
  • Radical
  • RAFT

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