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Watching polymers grow: real time monitoring of polymerizations via an on-line ESI-MS/microreactor coupling

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Abstract

A technique for the continuous on-line monitoring of polymerization processes by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) is presented via coupling with a commercial microreactor system. The potential is demonstrated by monitoring polymerizations in real time under synthesis conditions. Furthermore, a single acrylate monomer insertion into a oligo-RAFT agent, as used in the synthesis of monodisperse sequence controlled materials, was optimized by on-line screening of reaction conditions.

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Submitted
06 Jan 2015
Accepted
09 Feb 2015
First published
09 Feb 2015

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 4611-4614
Article type
Communication

Watching polymers grow: real time monitoring of polymerizations via an on-line ESI-MS/microreactor coupling

J. J. Haven, J. Vandenbergh and T. Junkers, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 4611
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10426A

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