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RAFT mediated polymerisation in heterogeneous media

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Abstract

Reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) mediated polymerisation is one of a number of living radical polymerisation processes that were developed over the last decade. The RAFT process is facilitating the synthesis of controlled macromolecular architectures via radical polymerisation in homogeneous and heterogeneous media. Here we discuss the progress in the use of the RAFT process, the past, the state of the art and potential directions for the future with specific emphasis on heterogeneous reactions.

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The article was received on 26 Sep 2005, accepted on 14 Nov 2005 and first published on 28 Nov 2005


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B513575C
Citation: Soft Matter, 2006,2, 45-53
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    RAFT mediated polymerisation in heterogeneous media

    J. B. McLeary and B. Klumperman, Soft Matter, 2006, 2, 45
    DOI: 10.1039/B513575C

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