Possibilities for Photoinduced Controlled Radical Polymerizations

Possibilities for Photoinduced Controlled Radical Polymerizations, M. A. Tasdelen, M. Ciftci, M. Uygun, Y. Yagci, ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1100, Chapter 5, 59-72, (2012) DOI: 10.1021/bk-2012-1100.ch005

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present the possibilities and limitations of photoinduced controlled radical polymerizations for the synthesis of well-defined polymers. Although there currently exist only a few examples, photochemical initiation can be applied to the all conventional controlled/living radical polymerizations including iniferter, nitroxide mediated radical, atom transfer radical polymerization and reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerizations. The photochemical initiation not only enables the easy control of the polymerization under ambient temperature even for heat-sensitive monomers but also tends to minimize side reactions like chain transfer or depolymerization.


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