Photoinduced Controlled Radical Polymerization

Photoinduced Controlled Radical Polymerization, M. A. Tasdelen, M. Uygun, Y. Yagci, Macromol. Rapid. Commun, 32, 58-62 (2011) DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000351


Well-controlled radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate can be achieved by in situ
photochemical generation of copper (I) complex from air-stable copper (II) species without
using any reducing agent at room temperature. The living character of this polymerization
was confirmed by both the linear tendency of molecular weight evolution with conversion
and a chain extension experiment.