Reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer polymerization initiated with γ-radiation at ambient temperature: An overview

Barner, Leonie, Quinn, John F., Barner-Kowollik, Christopher, Vana, Philipp, & Davis, Thomas P. (2003) Reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer polymerization initiated with γ-radiation at ambient temperature: An overview. European Polymer Journal, 39(3), pp. 449-459.

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Using gamma-radiation as initiation source at ambient temperatures (i.e. T approximate to 20 degreesC) for reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerizations allows for the generation of narrowly distributed polymeric material with living characteristics. It is shown that the living characteristics effected by RAFT agent mediated bulk polymerizations using gamma-irradiation are associated with a RAFT mechanism rather than with reversible termination processes. Furthermore, gamma-radiation as initiation source for an appropriate RAFT agent/monomer system allows for effective radical storage and the generation of long-lived reaction intermediates at ambient temperatures. The current overview further demonstrates how the RAFT process together with gamma-radiation as source of initiation can be employed to graft various monomers onto polypropylene surfaces in a controlled manner. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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ID Code: 97508
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: living polymerization; radical polymerization; radiation; RAFT; polymerization mechanisms; grafting
DOI: 10.1016/S0014-3057(02)00247-1
ISSN: 0014-3057
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Deposited On: 28 Jul 2016 22:29
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 04:01

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