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Recent advances in RAFT polymerization of monomers derived from renewable resources

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Abstract

The design and preparation of sustainable materials has received considerable interest in recent years due to growing environmental concerns and diminishing crude oil reserves. In this Minireview, the polymerization of renewable monomers by reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization is discussed. Specifically, small molecules extracted from biomass and their conversion to polymerizable vinyl monomers is examined. Applications of these renewable RAFT polymers are also highlighted and the future outlook for this area of research is considered.

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The article was received on 29 Jul 2019, accepted on 10 Sep 2019 and first published on 12 Sep 2019


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C9PY01128E
Polym. Chem., 2019, Advance Article

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    Recent advances in RAFT polymerization of monomers derived from renewable resources

    F. L. Hatton, Polym. Chem., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9PY01128E

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