Title

Aqueous RAFT Polymerization of Acrylamide and N,N-Dimethylacrylamide At Room Temperature

Abstract

The first example of a room temperature reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization conducted directly in aqueous media is detailed. Under these conditions acrylamide and N,N-dimethylacrylamide may be polymerized in a controlled fashion to near quantitative conversions employing a difunctional trithiocarbonate chain transfer agent (CTA). Hydrolysis studies conducted at pH 5.5 suggest that the CTA is stable up to approximately 50°C.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Block copolymers; Gel permeation chromatography (GPC); Hydrophilic polymers; Kinetics (polymerization); RAFT

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1022-1336

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co, All rights reserved.

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