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Recent advances in RAFT dispersion polymerization for preparation of block copolymer aggregates

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Abstract

Differently from bulk, solution, suspension, emulsion, and miniemulsion polymerizations, the controlled radical dispersion polymerization (CRDP) demonstrates self-assembly of the block copolymers formed in the homogeneous system, forming various kinds of micelles or vesicles. Thus, this technology can prepare both the block copolymers and the polymeric aggregates directly. Among CRDP, the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) dispersion polymerization has been studied in relative detail and has been successfully developed to prepare a diverse range of assemblies. Several typical systems for RAFT dispersion polymerization are presented in detail and the factors influencing the polymerization and the in situ self-assembly are also highlighted in this minireview.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in RAFT dispersion polymerization for preparation of block copolymer aggregates

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Submitted
06 Aug 2012
Accepted
31 Aug 2012
First published
03 Sep 2012

Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 873-881
Article type
Review Article

Recent advances in RAFT dispersion polymerization for preparation of block copolymer aggregates

J. Sun, C. Hong and C. Pan, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 873
DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20612A

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