Aqueous RAFT Polymerization of Acrylamide and N,N-Dimethylacrylamide At Room Temperature
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.
A. J. Convertine et al., "Aqueous RAFT Polymerization of Acrylamide and N,N-Dimethylacrylamide At Room Temperature," Macromolecular Rapid Communications, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 791-795, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co, May 2005.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1002/marc.200500042
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Block copolymers; Gel permeation chromatography (GPC); Hydrophilic polymers; Kinetics (polymerization); RAFT
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