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Title: End group removal and modification of RAFT polymers
Authors: Willcock, Helen
O'Reilly, Rachel K.
Keywords: Polymers
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation: WILLCOCK, H. and O'REILLY, R., 2010. End group removal and modification of RAFT polymers. Polymer Chemistry, 1 (2), pp.149-157.
Abstract: This paper describes both well-established routes and recent advances in the end group modification of polymers synthesised by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerisation. The lability of the thiocarbonylthio group, which facilitates the RAFT mechanism, allows for ready post-polymerisation functionalisation of RAFT polymers by a number of techniques. In particular, end group thermolysis, radical induced reduction, hetero-Diels-Alder reactions and reaction with nucleophiles are discussed as are the applications and limitations of each method. The versatility of RAFT as a polymerisation tool for the synthesis of polymers with functional end groups for a range of applications is demonstrated.
Description: Closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1039/b9py00340a
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22894
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b9py00340a
ISSN: 1759-9954
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