Nanoreactors for polymerizations and organic reactions

Monteiro, Michael J. (2010) Nanoreactors for polymerizations and organic reactions. Macromolecules, 43 3: 1159-1168. doi:10.1021/ma902348r

Author Monteiro, Michael J.
Title Nanoreactors for polymerizations and organic reactions
Journal name Macromolecules   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0024-9297
Publication date 2010-02
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1021/ma902348r
Volume 43
Issue 3
Start page 1159
End page 1168
Total pages 10
Editor Timothy P. Lodge
Place of publication Washington, United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 03 Chemical Sciences
09 Engineering
Formatted abstract
The aim of this Perspective is to use the knowledge of the underpinning kinetic and thermodynamic precepts that govern free-radical and "living" radical water-based heterogeneous polymerizations and apply this to small molecule organic reactions in nanoreactors. The difficulty in applying "living" radical polymerization to water-based heterogeneous systems has led to such an understanding, including partitioning of agents between the phases, nucleation of particles, and other phenomena including superswelling. This knowledge has allowed us to prepare polymers in heterogeneous systems with well-defined molecular weight distributions and particle size distributions. However, to overcome the physical chemistry constraints, researchers had to develop complex nanoreactor systems. For the field of small molecule organic reactions in heterogeneous systems to be industrially relevant and to grow rapidly, such physical chemistry precepts should be more greatly developed.
© 2010 American Chemical Society.
Keyword Living radical polymerization
Fragmentation chain-transfer
Diels-Alder reactions
Nitroxide-mediated polymerization
Ab-initio emulsion
Selective degradable linkages
Self-assembled nanoreactors
Star block-copolymers
Ultrahigh molar-mass
Smith-Ewart theory
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published under "Perspective".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
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