Chapter 5.1. Living-Radical Polymerizations, an Overview

  1. Prof. Philippe Renaud1 and
  2. Prof. Mukund P. Sibi2
  1. Michael Georges

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch24

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

How to Cite

Georges, M. (2001) Living-Radical Polymerizations, an Overview, in Radicals in Organic Synthesis (eds P. Renaud and M. P. Sibi), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Universite de Fribourg, Institut de Chimie Organique, Pérolles, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 29 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301607

Online ISBN: 9783527618293



  • free-radical polymerization;
  • diphenoxyethane;
  • tetraethylthiuram disulfide;
  • methacrylate oligomers;
  • iniferter polymerization


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Background

  • Stable Free-Radical Polymerization (SFRP) Process

  • Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) Process

  • Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Process

  • Commercial Viability of the Living-Radical Polymerization Processes

  • Conclusions