Publication Details (including relevant citation information):
John Chiefari et al; Macromolecules, 1998, 31 (16), 5559–5562
A new living free-radical polymn. that involves reversible addn.-fragmentation chain transfer and is designated RAFT polymn. can be used with a wide rage of monomers and reaction conditions and provides controlled mol. wt. polymers with very narrow polydispersities. The RAFT process involves free radical polymn. in the presence of dithio compds. Mol. wt/conversion data are presented for polymers formed by bulk, soln., emulsion and suspension polymn. of acrylic and styrene monomers using azo or peroxy initiators. Major advantages of the RAFT polymn. process over other processes for living/controlled free-radical polymn. are discussed.
Address (URL): http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ma9804951