Synthesis of functionalized RAFT agents for light harvesting macromolecules

Ming Chen, Kenneth P. Ghiggino, Albert W.H. Mau, Ezio Rizzardo, Wolfgang H.F. Sasse, San H. Thang, Gerard J. Wilson

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The synthesis of functionalized reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) agents form light harvesting macromolecules was discussed. The RAFT process involves performing a conventional free radical polymerization in the presence of certain thiocarbonylthio compounds S=C(Z)-SR that act as highly efficient reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer agents and provide the polymerization with living characteristics. It was found that the modified RAFT procedure described provides an efficient and simple way to prepare functionalized RAFT agents. These RAFT agents can be applied to incorporate end group functionality in polymers and used as make linear and diblock light harvesting polymers that exhibit high energy transfer efficiencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5479-5481
Number of pages3
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

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