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Hyper/highly-branched polymers by radical polymerisations

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Abstract

Hyper branched and highly branched polymers (HB polymers) can be prepared by a variety of radical polymerisations. Here we describe the various techniques that can be used and include hybrid polymerisations that involve both radical and ring opening polymerisations. Adaptations of established techniques that use transfer to monomer are described. Then controlled radical polymerisations are outlined. Finally, some of emergent applications are reviewed with a special emphasis on applications in the life sciences.

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The article was received on 13 May 2010, accepted on 22 Jun 2010 and first published on 30 Jul 2010


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00154F
Polym. Chem., 2010,1, 1533-1544

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    Hyper/highly-branched polymers by radical polymerisations

    R. M. England and S. Rimmer, Polym. Chem., 2010, 1, 1533
    DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00154F

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