Chapter 3. Block Copolymers by Living Free Radical Polymerization

  1. Nikos Hadjichristidis,
  2. Stergios Pispas and
  3. George Floudas

Published Online: 4 MAR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471269808.ch3

Block Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies, Physical Properties, and Applications

Block Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies, Physical Properties, and Applications

How to Cite

Hadjichristidis, N., Pispas, S. and Floudas, G. (2002) Block Copolymers by Living Free Radical Polymerization, in Block Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies, Physical Properties, and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471269808.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2003
  2. Published Print: 15 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471394365

Online ISBN: 9780471269809

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Keywords:

  • living free radical polymerization;
  • controlled polymerizations;
  • dormant species;
  • nitroxides;
  • atom transfer radical polymerization;
  • termination reactions;
  • diblock copolymers;
  • triblock copolymers;
  • sequential monomer addition;
  • multiblock copolymers

Summary

Chapter 3 is dealing with the relatively new synthetic methodologies of controlled free radical polymerization for the synthesis of well-defined block copolymers. The controlled polymerization routes using stable free radicals (nitroxides) and atom transfer radical polymerization techniques are discussed. Examples for the synthesis of linear diblock, triblock and multiblock copolymers by sequential addition of monomers or by using difunctional initiators are presented. The advantages and disadvantages of the available synthetic routes are discussed.