Living/controlled copolymerization of acrylates with nonactivated alkenes

Shengsheng Liu, Ayusman Sen

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The living/controlled copolymerization of methyl acrylate with 1-alkenes and norbornene derivatives through several radical polymerization techniques has been achieved. These techniques include atom transfer radical polymerization, reversible addition-fragmentation transfer polymer-ization, nitroxide-mediated polymerization, and degenerative transfer polymerization. These systems display many of the characteristics of a living polymerization process: the molecular weight increases linearly with the overall conversion, but the polydispersity remains low. Novel block copolymers have been synthesized through the sequential addition of monomers or chain extension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6175-6192
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 15 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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