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Optimizing the generation of narrow polydispersity ‘arm-first’ star polymers made using RAFT polymerization

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Abstract

In this article, the synthesis of well-defined, narrow polydispersity (PDI < 1.2) star polymersviaRAFT polymerisation is detailed. An ‘arm-first’ method is described using a crosslinked nanogel core. The synthetic conditions and variables were thoroughly investigated and optimised so that nearly quantitative arm incorporation was found to occur. The parameters studied included polymerization time, the arm molecular weight, and the nature of the solvent and cross-linker.

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The article was received on 08 Mar 2011, accepted on 30 Mar 2011 and first published on 20 Apr 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00102G
Polym. Chem., 2011,2, 1671-1677

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    Optimizing the generation of narrow polydispersity ‘arm-first’ star polymers made using RAFT polymerization

    J. Ferreira, J. Syrett, M. Whittaker, D. Haddleton, T. P. Davis and C. Boyer, Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 1671
    DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00102G

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