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Issue 19, 2002
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First report of reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerisation in room temperature ionic liquids

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Abstract

The Reversible Addition–Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT) polymerisation of acrylates, methacrylates and styrene is reported for the first time in room temperature ionic liquids; the acrylate and methacrylate polymerisations show a living character and lead to well-characterised polymers, with narrow polydispersity (<1.3); in the case of styrene, the insolubility of the polymer in the ionic liquids stops the polymerisation at an early stage.

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The article was received on 05 Jul 2002, accepted on 12 Aug 2002 and first published on 05 Sep 2002


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B206534G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2002,0, 2226-2227

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    First report of reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerisation in room temperature ionic liquids

    S. Perrier, T. P. Davis, A. J. Carmichael and D. M. Haddleton, Chem. Commun., 2002, 0, 2226
    DOI: 10.1039/B206534G

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