The application of ionizing radiation in reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization: Renaissance of a key synthetic and kinetic tool
Quinn, John F., Davis, Thomas P., Barner, Leonie, & Barner-Kowollik, Christopher (2007) The application of ionizing radiation in reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization: Renaissance of a key synthetic and kinetic tool. Polymer, 48(22), pp. 6467-6480.
Ionizing radiation, such as gamma, ultraviolet, microwave and X-ray radiation, has long been used in polymer chemistry as a means of initiating polymerization, crosslinking gels and decomposing particular polymer components. More recently, ionizing radiation has found application in tandem with living radical polymerization to form novel polymeric materials with defined molecular weight and narrow molecular weight distribution. In particular, gamma-rays and ultraviolet light both have shown promise as sources of initiation in reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. The ability to apply these sources of initiation at low temperatures is useful in applications where elevated temperature is likely to be detrimental to the system, for instance, in preparing protein-polymer conjugates. Similarly, the use of these initiating sources at low temperature is particularly suitable for some monomers, such as allyl compounds, which have not been synthesized using any other living radical approach. The current review examines the development of ionizing radiation as a tool in RAFT polymerization, with particular reference to the elucidation of the polymerization mechanism, the synthesis of high functionality polymers and probing the kinetic parameters of the RAFT process.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||living/controlled radical polymerization; radiation; synthesis|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Deposited On:||28 Jul 2016 23:54|
|Last Modified:||02 Aug 2016 05:16|
Repository Staff Only: item control page