Some recent developments in RAFT polymerization

Graeme Moad, Erika Bicciocchi, Ming Chen, John Chiefari, Carlos Guerrero-Sanchez, Matthias Haeussler, Shadi Houshyar, Daniel J Keddie, Ezio Rizzardo, San H. Thang, John Tsanaktsidis

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This paper reviews some recent developments in RAFT Polymerization at CSIRO. We report the successful use of switchable RAFT agents for controlling the polymerization of N,N-dimethylacrylamide in aqueous media and the dependence of RAFT agent activity on acid type and acid strength. For best results a stoichiometric amount of a strong acid should be used. We describe new RAFT agents (N-ary/-N-(4-pyridinyl) difhiocarbamates, aryl trithiocarbonates). We assess the for scope for RAFT single unit monomer insertion and describe its application in the synthesis of block copolymers containing organic semiconductor segments. Finally we briefly summarize methods of transforming RAFT synthesized polymers and disclose a potential click process based on successive 1,3 -doplar addition steps for quantitatively transforming RAFT end groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Controlled Radical Polymerization: Mechanisms and Techniques
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780841226999
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventAmerican-Chemical-Society Symposium on Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization 2011 - Denver, United States of America
Duration: 29 Aug 20111 Sept 2011 (Preface) (frontmatter)

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)00976156
ISSN (Electronic)19475918


ConferenceAmerican-Chemical-Society Symposium on Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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