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Ultra-fast microwave enhanced reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization: monomers to polymers in minutes

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Microwave mediated RAFT polymerization leads to ultra-fast polymerizations, whilst keeping excellent control over molecular weights and molecular weight distributions; this is the first example of such a dramatic effect of microwaves on living radical polymerization kinetics, and it shows the potential for chemists to produce very well controlled polymers in a matter of minutes.

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The article was received on 06 Mar 2007, accepted on 02 Apr 2007 and first published on 30 Apr 2007


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B703386A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2007, 2145-2147
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    Ultra-fast microwave enhanced reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization: monomers to polymers in minutes

    S. L. Brown, C. M. Rayner, S. Graham, A. Cooper, S. Rannard and S. Perrier, Chem. Commun., 2007, 2145
    DOI: 10.1039/B703386A

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