Electron-transfer-induced iron-based atom transfer radical polymerization of styrene derivatives and copolymerization of styrene and methyl methacrylate

Luo Rong, Sen Ayusman

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Abstract

The first oxidatively stable and environmentally friendly iron-based AGET-ATRP system for styrene derivatives has been reported. Similar to previously reported copper-based system, the reducing agents Sn(EH)2 and D-glucose were employed to generate the active Fe(II) species in situ. Monomers with electron-withdrawing substituents polymerize faster than those having electron-donating substituents. The amount of iron catalyst could be reduced to as a low as 0.01 mmol while retaining sufficient activity to impart control. Well-defined copolymers of styrene and MMA were also synthesized through this method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4514-4518
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecules
Volume41
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 24 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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