Aqueous RAFT Polymerization of Acrylamide and N,N-Dimethylacrylamide at Room Temperature
Polymers and High Performance Materials
The first example of a room temperature reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization conducted directly in aqueous media is detailed. Under these conditions acrylamide and N,N-dimethylacrylamide may be polymerized in a controlled fashion to near quantitative conversions employing a difunctional trithio-carbonate chain transfer agent (CTA). Hydrolysis studies conducted at pH 5.5 suggest that the CTA is stable up to approximately 50 degrees C.
Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Convertine, A. J.,
Lokitz, B. S.,
Lowe, A. B.,
Scales, C. W.,
Myrick, L. J.,
McCormick, C. L.
(2005). Aqueous RAFT Polymerization of Acrylamide and N,N-Dimethylacrylamide at Room Temperature. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 26(10), 791-795.
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