Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization from surfaces

Youliang Zhao, Sebastien Perrier

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Reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization based surface modification has emerged as a powerful tool for preparation of well defined polymers grafted solid substrates. Combination of the RAFT process with highly efficient ligation reactions involving click chemistry can further extend its application in controlled synthesis of functional hybrid and composite materials. This review highlights some basic features of this method and describes synthesis of polymer-grafted solid surfaces such as silica particles,metal oxide, gold nanoparticles, cellulose, and graphene oxide. Applications of such functional materials, including their use in functional additives, bioactive surfaces and biomaterials, stationary phases for chromatographic applications, and preparation of hollow capsules and molecularly imprinted polymer films, are also summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControlled Radical Polymerization at and from Solid Surfaces
EditorsPhilipp Vana
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9783319221380
ISBN (Print)9783319221373
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Polymer Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)0065-3195
ISSN (Electronic)1436-5030


  • Click chemistry
  • Graft reaction
  • Hybrid material
  • Postpolymerization modification
  • RAFT polymerization
  • Surface modification

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