The importance of ligand reactions in Cu(0)-mediated living radical polymerisation of acrylates

Athina Anastasaki, Christopher Waldron, Paul Wilson, Ronan McHale, David M. Haddleton

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Abstract

Ligand mediated termination events occur during the homo-polymerisation of methyl (MA) and butyl (BA) acrylate under SET-LRP (Cu(0) mediated) conditions. Careful optimization of [initiator]/[ligand] (Me6Tren) ratios is required to reduce termination in order to achieve optimum polymerisation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2672-2675
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Volume4
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Anastasaki, A., Waldron, C., Wilson, P., McHale, R., & Haddleton, D. M. (2013). The importance of ligand reactions in Cu(0)-mediated living radical polymerisation of acrylates. Polymer Chemistry, 4(9), 2672-2675. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3py00270e