Synthesis of Block Copolymers of 2- and 4-Vinylpyridine by RAFT Polymerization
The synthesis of block copolymers of 2- and 4-vinylpyridine (VP) by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization was discussed. All polymerization were conducted at 60 °C under a nitrogen atmosphere in septa-sealed vials. Absolute molecular weights were determined by online light scattering. Good end-group control was demonstrated by utilizing the resulting homopolymers as macro-chain-transfer agents.
A. J. Convertine et al., "Synthesis of Block Copolymers of 2- and 4-Vinylpyridine by RAFT Polymerization," Macromolecules, vol. 36, no. 13, pp. 4679-4681, American Chemical Society (ACS), Jul 2003.
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Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Homopolymerization; Light scattering; Molecular weight; Monomers; Size exclusion chromatography; Synthesis (chemical), Radical polymerization, Block copolymers
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