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3D printing of polymeric materials based on photo-RAFT polymerization

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Abstract

Here, for the first time, we report the 3D printing of polymeric materials via a photo-controlled reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (photo-RAFT) polymerization process. Our 3D printing resin formulation is based on the use of trithiocarbonate (TTC) RAFT agent, which can mediate radical polymerization via direct photolysis under visible light irradiation (λ = 405 nm). Re-activation of the TTC units within the 3D printed materials enables post-printing transformation.

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The article was received on 20 Sep 2019, accepted on 04 Nov 2019 and first published on 04 Nov 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9PY01419E
Polym. Chem., 2020, Advance Article

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    3D printing of polymeric materials based on photo-RAFT polymerization

    A. Bagheri, K. E. Engel, C. W. A. Bainbridge, J. Xu, C. Boyer and J. Jin, Polym. Chem., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9PY01419E

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