Watching polymers grow: Real time monitoring of polymerizations via an on-line ESI-MS/microreactor coupling

Joris J. Haven, Joke Vandenbergh, Thomas Junkers

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A technique for the continuous on-line monitoring of polymerization processes by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) is presented via coupling with a commercial microreactor system. The potential is demonstrated by monitoring polymerizations in real time under synthesis conditions. Furthermore, a single acrylate monomer insertion into a oligo-RAFT agent, as used in the synthesis of monodisperse sequence controlled materials, was optimized by on-line screening of reaction conditions. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4611-4614
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

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