Living free radical polymerisation under a constant source of gamma radiation – An example of reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer or reversible termination?
Quinn, John F., Barner, Leonie, Davis, Thomas P., Thang, San H., & Rizzardo, Ezio (2002) Living free radical polymerisation under a constant source of gamma radiation – An example of reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer or reversible termination? Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 23(12), pp. 717-721.
The primary mechanism for living polymerisation under a source of gamma radiation at low dose rates is shown to be reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer. This was demonstrated by showing that the initial transfer step determines the success of the polymerisation. When an inappropriate leaving group is chosen for the RAFT agent, the polymerisation is non-living. Under a reversible termination mechanism the ‘living'-ness should be independent of this initial transfer step.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||living polymerization; polymerization mechanisms; radiation; radical polymerization; RAFT|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Facilities:||Central Analytical Research Facility|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim|
|Deposited On:||21 Jul 2016 23:41|
|Last Modified:||21 Jul 2016 23:41|
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