Visible Light Mediated Fast Iterative RAFT Synthesis of Amino-Based Reactive Copolymers in Water at 20 °C.

TitleVisible Light Mediated Fast Iterative RAFT Synthesis of Amino-Based Reactive Copolymers in Water at 20 °C.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsTong J, Shi Y, Liu G, Huang T, Xu N, Zhu Z, Cai Y
JournalMacromolecular rapid communications
Volume34
Issue23-24
Pagination1827-32
Date Published2013 Dec
Abstract

The attempts to mediate iterative RAFT polymerization of ionic monomers through visible light irradiation in water at 20 °C is reported, in which complete conversions are attained in several tens of minutes and the propagation suspends/restarts immediately for multiple times on cycling irradiation. This technique suits the one-pot synthesis of NH2 /imidazole-based polymers with tuned structures from homo to random, block, random-block, and block-random-block, thus is robust and promising to control the sequence of the ionized water-soluble reactive copolymers.

DOI10.1007/s13238-013-3079-9
Alternate JournalMacromol Rapid Commun