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SET-LRP of hydrophobic and hydrophilic acrylates in tetrafluoropropanol

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Abstract

Self-regulated disproportionation of in situ generated Cu(I)X in the presence of the N-containing ligand Me6-TREN to produce the “nascent” Cu(0) activator together with CuX2/L deactivator and the ability to solubilize various hydrophobic and hydrophilic monomers as well as the resulting polymers in 2,2,3,3-tetrafluoropropanol (TFP) make it an excellent solvent for hydrazine-activated Cu(0) wire mediated single electron transfer-living radical polymerization (SET-LRP). The results reported here demonstrate that SET-LRP conducted in TFP results in well-defined polymers with narrow molecular weight distribution from a large diversity of acrylates containing hydrophobic and hydrophilic substituents, including methyl acrylate (MA), n-butyl acrylate (nBA), tert-butyl acrylate (tBA) with methyl 2-bromopropionate (MBP) as initiator, and 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate (HEA) with 2-ethylbromoisopropionate (EBiB) as initiator.

Graphical abstract: SET-LRP of hydrophobic and hydrophilic acrylates in tetrafluoropropanol

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Submitted
09 Jul 2013
Accepted
19 Jul 2013
First published
22 Jul 2013

Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 5555-5562
Article type
Paper

SET-LRP of hydrophobic and hydrophilic acrylates in tetrafluoropropanol

S. R. Samanta, A. Anastasaki, C. Waldron, D. M. Haddleton and V. Percec, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 5555
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00901G

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