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The living dead – common misconceptions about reversible deactivation radical polymerization

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Abstract

‘Living/controlled’ radical polymerization, preferably termed ‘reversible deactivation radical polymerization’ (RDRP), is now a well-established technique to generate functional and complex polymer architectures for the design of next generation soft matter materials. We have noticed, however, that there exists some confusion in the literature on how the living character of an RDRP process is adequately established. The purpose of the current article is therefore to provide a tutorial on the basic principles governing RDRP processes.

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The article was received on 26 Jul 2016, accepted on 04 Aug 2016 and first published on 04 Aug 2016


Article type: Focus
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00265J
Citation: Mater. Horiz., 2016,3, 471-477
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    The living dead – common misconceptions about reversible deactivation radical polymerization

    M. H. Stenzel and C. Barner-Kowollik, Mater. Horiz., 2016, 3, 471
    DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00265J

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