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Issue 48, 2017
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Assembly of a visible light photoreactor: an inexpensive tool for bottlebrush polymer synthesis via photoiniferter polymerization

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Abstract

Here we report the design of a simple, inexpensive photoreactor for photoiniferter polymerization of vinyl monomers mediated by thiocarbonylthio compounds. A trithiocarbonate photoiniferter activated by blue light allowed for the synthesis of homopolymers and block copolymers of acrylates, acrylamides, and styrenics with controllable molar mass(es) and low dispersities. Furthermore, this approach enabled the synthesis of bottlebrush polymers by both the grafting-through and grafting-from strategies.

Graphical abstract: Assembly of a visible light photoreactor: an inexpensive tool for bottlebrush polymer synthesis via photoiniferter polymerization

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Submitted
16 Oct 2017
Accepted
20 Nov 2017
First published
30 Nov 2017

Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 7452-7456
Article type
Communication

Assembly of a visible light photoreactor: an inexpensive tool for bottlebrush polymer synthesis via photoiniferter polymerization

K. J. Arrington and J. B. Matson, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 7452
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01741C

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