Macromol. React. Eng. 6–7/2012
Christian H. Hornung, Almar Postma, Simon Saubern and John Chiefari
Article first published online: 3 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201290015
Cover: The Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT) method is a convenient and versatile process to control free radical polymerization. A key feature of this process is that the so-called RAFT end groups are retained in the polymer product, which may be unfavorable in certain applications. One of the methods for removing the RAFT end group is based on the radical-induced reduction of the end group in the presence of an H-atom source. Herein we describe a novel continuous flow process for this radical-induced reduction. Further details can be found in the article by C. H. Hornung,* A. Postma, S. Saubern, J. Chiefari* on page 246.