RAFTing down under: Tales of missing radicals, fancy architectures, and mysterious holes
Article first published online: 16 DEC 2002
Copyright © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume 41, Issue 3, pages 365–375, 1 February 2003
How to Cite
Barner-Kowollik, C., Davis, T. P., Heuts, J. P. A., Stenzel, M. H., Vana, P. and Whittaker, M. (2003), RAFTing down under: Tales of missing radicals, fancy architectures, and mysterious holes. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 41: 365–375. doi: 10.1002/pola.10567
- Issue published online: 16 DEC 2002
- Article first published online: 16 DEC 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 OCT 2002
- Manuscript Received: 11 OCT 2002
- Australian Research Council
- Uniqema (ICI)
- Polymerat Pty. Ltd.
- Mimotopes Pty. Ltd.
- Austrian Science Fund
- Co-operative Research Centre for Polymers
- reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT);
- living free-radical polymerization;
- block copolymers;
- kinetics (polym.);
- supramolecular structures
This highlight describes recent developments in reversible addition–fragmentation transfer (RAFT) polymerization. Succinct coverage of the RAFT mechanism is supplemented by details of synthetic methodologies for making a wide range of architectures ranging from stars to combs, microgels, and blocks. In addition, RAFT reactions in different media such as emulsion and ionic liquids receive attention. Finally, a specific example of a novel material design is briefly introduced, whereas polymers prepared via RAFT are adopted for microporous/honeycomb membrane design. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem 41: 365–375, 2003