The iniferter technique in radical polymerization under UV and thermal conditions: a comparative study

Suwier, D. R., Monteiro, M. J., Vandervelden, A. and Koning, E. (2002) The iniferter technique in radical polymerization under UV and thermal conditions: a comparative study. E-polymers, 25 1-10. doi:10.1515/epoly.2002.2.1.336


Author Suwier, D. R.
Monteiro, M. J.
Vandervelden, A.
Koning, E.
Title The iniferter technique in radical polymerization under UV and thermal conditions: a comparative study
Journal name E-polymers   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1618-7229
2197-4586
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1515/epoly.2002.2.1.336
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 25
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Language eng
Abstract UV and thermal polymerisations of styrene were carried out in the presence of conventional 'iniferters'. The mechanisms of the two methods were investigated and provided new insight into the livingness of the so-called iniferter technique. Chain extension polymerisations were performed using symmetrical iniferters to check the living character of this technique under UV and thermal polymerization conditions. In accordance with the work of Otsu, we have shown that polymerisation under UV irradiation initiated by iniferters proceeds via the classical iniferter living (controlled) mechanism. On the other hand, thermal polymerisations were predominantly controlled by the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) mechanism.
Keyword Polymer Science
Block Copolymers
Design
Ab
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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