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Assembly of a visible light photoreactor: an inexpensive tool for bottlebrush polymer synthesis via photoiniferter polymerization

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Abstract

Here we report the design of a simple, inexpensive photoreactor for photoiniferter polymerization of vinyl monomers mediated by thiocarbonylthio compounds. A trithiocarbonate photoiniferter activated by blue light allowed for the synthesis of homopolymers and block copolymers of acrylates, acrylamides, and styrenics with controllable molar mass(es) and low dispersities. Furthermore, this approach enabled the synthesis of bottlebrush polymers by both the grafting-through and grafting-from strategies.

Graphical abstract: Assembly of a visible light photoreactor: an inexpensive tool for bottlebrush polymer synthesis via photoiniferter polymerization

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The article was received on 16 Oct 2017, accepted on 20 Nov 2017 and first published on 30 Nov 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01741C
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 7452-7456
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    Assembly of a visible light photoreactor: an inexpensive tool for bottlebrush polymer synthesis via photoiniferter polymerization

    K. J. Arrington and J. B. Matson, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 7452
    DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01741C

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