Graeme Moad - Living Radical Polymerization by the RAFT Process – A Second Update

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      Graeme Moad, Ezio Rizzardo, San H. Thang. Aust. J. Chem., 2009,   62, 1402–1472


      This paper provides a second update to the review of reversible   deactivation radical polymerization achieved with   thiocarbonylthio compounds (ZC(=S)SR) by a mechanism of   reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) that was   published in June 2005 (Aust. J. Chem. 2005, 58, 379–410). The   first update was published in November 2006 (Aust. J. Chem. 2006,   59, 669–692). This review cites over 500 papers that appeared   during the period mid-2006 to mid-2009 covering various aspects   of RAFT polymerization ranging from reagent synthesis and   properties, kinetics and mechanism of polymerization, novel   polymer syntheses and a diverse range of applications.   Significant developments have occurred, particularly in the areas   of novel RAFT agents, techniques for end-group removal and   transformation, the production of micro/nanoparticles and   modified surfaces, and biopolymer conjugates both for therapeutic   and diagnostic applications.

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