Chapter 16. Reverse Iodine Transfer Polymerization (RITP) in Emulsion

  1. Prof. Dr. Michael Buback2 and
  2. A. M. van Herk3
  1. Patrick Lacroix-Desmazes,
  2. Jeff Tonnar and
  3. Bernard Boutevin

Published Online: 31 MAY 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610860.ch16

Radical Polymerization: Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 248

Radical Polymerization: Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 248

How to Cite

Lacroix-Desmazes, P., Tonnar, J. and Boutevin, B. (2007) Reverse Iodine Transfer Polymerization (RITP) in Emulsion, in Radical Polymerization: Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 248 (eds M. Buback and A. M. van Herk), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610860.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute of Physical Chemistry, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Tammannstrasse 6, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany

  2. 3

    Laboratory for Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, PO Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Institut Charles Gerhardt UMR 5253 – CNRS, Ingénierie et Architectures Macromoléculaires, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, 8 rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2007
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527320561

Online ISBN: 9783527610860

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Keywords:

  • radical polymerization;
  • kinetics;
  • mechanism;
  • emulsion polymerization;
  • miniemulsion polymerization;
  • reverse iodine transfer polymerization (RITP);
  • homogeneous solution polymerization;
  • heterogeneous aqueous polymerization processes

Summary

Reverse iodine transfer polymerization (RITP) is a new controlled radical polymerization technique based on the use of molecular iodine I2 as control agent. This paper aims at presenting the basics of RITP and the strategy that we have followed for the development of this process in the past three years, from the validation in homogeneous solution polymerization up to recent results in heterogeneous aqueous polymerization processes. Typical examples of RITP of butyl acrylate in emulsion and RITP of styrene in miniemulsion are discussed.