The use of PROXYL nitroxides in nitroxide-mediated polymerization

Neil R. Cameron, Catherine A. Bacon, Alistair J. Reid

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization
EditorsKrzysztof Matyjaszewski
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

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