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Low temperature RAFT/MADIX gel polymerisation: access to controlled ultra-high molar mass polyacrylamides

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Abstract

We pushed back the limits of molar mass control in aqueous RAFT/MADIX polymerisation through a fast and quantitative gel polymerisation of a series of acrylamido monomers. Unprecedentedly high Mn up to 106 g mol−1 with low dispersities (Đ < 1.2) was achieved in homopolymerisation, statistical and block copolymerisation of a selection of acrylamido monomers such as AM, DMA, AMPS and NIPAM. The reasons for access to an abnormally high kinetic chain length in the presence of a RAFT/MADIX agent are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Low temperature RAFT/MADIX gel polymerisation: access to controlled ultra-high molar mass polyacrylamides

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The article was received on 21 Dec 2013, accepted on 13 Jan 2014 and first published on 14 Jan 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01750H
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2014,5, 2202-2207
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    Low temperature RAFT/MADIX gel polymerisation: access to controlled ultra-high molar mass polyacrylamides

    E. Read, A. Guinaudeau, D. James Wilson, A. Cadix, F. Violleau and M. Destarac, Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 2202
    DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01750H

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