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Correction: End-functionalized polymers by controlled/living radical polymerizations: synthesis and applications

Di Zhou , Liang-Wei Zhu , Bai-Heng Wu , Zhi-Kang Xu and Ling-Shu Wan *
MOE Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, MOE Engineering Research Center of Membrane and Water Treatment Technology, and Key Laboratory of Adsorption and Separation Materials & Technologies of Zhejiang Province, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China. E-mail:

Received 19th January 2022 , Accepted 19th January 2022

First published on 31st January 2022


Correction for ‘End-functionalized polymers by controlled/living radical polymerizations: synthesis and applications’ by Di Zhou et al., Polym. Chem., 2022, 13, 300–358, DOI: 10.1039/D1PY01252E.

The authors apologise for the incorrect statement of the discovery history of RAFT as presented in the first paragraph of section 3, which incautiously missed the pioneering contribution made by P. Corpart, D. Charmot, T. Biadatti, S. Zard and D. Michelet. The statement should be corrected as:

RAFT polymerization and macromolecular design via the interchange of xanthates (MADIX) were proposed by Chiefari et al. and Corpart et al., respectively, in 1998.1 Actually, RAFT and MADIX proceed via the same addition–fragmentation process in controlled radical polymerization with MADIX mainly focused on xanthates as chain transfer agent. For simplicity, we will refer to the two systems as RAFT polymerization herein afterwards. RAFT polymerization has also become one of the most versatile and efficient CLRP techniques to design well-defined polymers with complex architectures and functionalities.

The Royal Society of Chemistry apologises for these errors and any consequent inconvenience to authors and readers.


  1. (a) J. Chiefari, Y. K. Chong, F. Ercole, J. Krstina, J. Jeffery, T. P. T. Le, R. T. A. Mayadunne, G. F. Meijs, C. L. Moad, G. Moad, E. Rizzardo and S. H. Thang, Macromolecules, 1998, 31, 5559–5562 CrossRef CAS; (b) P. Corpart, D. Charmot, T. Biadatti, S. Zard and D. Michelet, PCT Int. Pat. Appl. WO, 9858974 A1 19981230, 1998 Search PubMed; (c) For an account of the discovery, see: S. Z. Zard, Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 8144–8159 CrossRef CAS.

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