The use of alkoxyamines derived from substituted PROXYL nitroxides is studied and performance is compared to analogous species obtained from TEMPO. PROXYLs are found to have significant differences relative to TEMPO: more rapid styrene polymerization; the ability to bring about the living polymerization of n-butyl acrylate; and a lower propensity to undergo disproportionation. The latter is suggested to be the key parameter producing the different behaviour of PROXYL nitroxides.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2003|
|Name||ACS Symposium Series|