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Copper-mediated controlled radical polymerization under biological conditions: SET-LRP in blood serum

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Abstract

The polymerization of hydrophilic monomers is reported utilizing Cu(0)-mediated living radical polymerization, SET-LRP. Highly active Cu(0) is formed in situ as a result of rapid disproportionation of [Cu(I)(Me6-Tren)Br] in serum. Disproportionation and homogenous controlled radical polymerization (PDI 1.09–1.25) are performed for the first time in blood (sheep) serum.

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Submitted
17 May 2013
Accepted
11 Jun 2013
First published
11 Jun 2013

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 6608-6610
Article type
Communication

Copper-mediated controlled radical polymerization under biological conditions: SET-LRP in blood serum

Q. Zhang, Z. Li, P. Wilson and D. M. Haddleton, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 6608
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43731K

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