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A well-defined polyelectrolyte and its copolymers by reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization: synthesis and applications

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Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) polymerization of 4-styrenesulfonyl(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide potassium salt (SKTFSI) in N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) solution was carried out using 2-(dodecylsulfanylthiocarbonylsulfanyl)-2-methylpropionic acid (DDMAT) as a reversible chain transfer agent in the presence of 2,2′-azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN) at 65 °C in an inert atmosphere. We showed both homopolymers and well-defined polyelectrolyte diblock copolymer systems could be prepared through the direct polymerization of the charged SKTFSI monomer. To produce Li-ion polyelectrolytes, a cation exchange methodology (e.g. K+ → Li+) was used. Self-assembly of single-ion diblock copolymer thin films consisting of a Li-ion conductive PSLiTFSI block associated with a glassy polystyrene block is also demonstrated.

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The article was received on 24 Sep 2015, accepted on 02 Nov 2015 and first published on 17 Nov 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA19730A
RSC Adv., 2015,5, 98559-98565

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    A well-defined polyelectrolyte and its copolymers by reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization: synthesis and applications

    M. Mumtaz, K. Aissou, D. Katsigiannopoulos, C. Brochon, E. Cloutet and G. Hadziioannou, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 98559
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA19730A

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