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Ambient temperature copper-mediated living radical polymerization of acrylonitrile with Me6TREN as the reducing agent

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  • Yun-Hai Yu,

    1. Tianjin Key Laboratory of Fiber Modification and Functional Fiber, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387, China
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  • Xiao-Hui Liu,

    Corresponding author
    1. Tianjin Key Laboratory of Fiber Modification and Functional Fiber, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387, China
    • Tianjin Key Laboratory of Fiber Modification and Functional Fiber, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387, China
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  • Di Jia,

    1. Tianjin Key Laboratory of Fiber Modification and Functional Fiber, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387, China
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  • Bo-Wen Cheng,

    1. Tianjin Key Laboratory of Fiber Modification and Functional Fiber, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387, China
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  • Yuan-Lin Ren,

    1. Tianjin Key Laboratory of Fiber Modification and Functional Fiber, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387, China
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  • Fei-Jun Zhang,

    1. Tianjin Key Laboratory of Fiber Modification and Functional Fiber, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387, China
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  • Hui-Na Li,

    1. Tianjin Key Laboratory of Fiber Modification and Functional Fiber, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387, China
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  • Peng Chen,

    1. Tianjin Key Laboratory of Fiber Modification and Functional Fiber, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387, China
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  • Shan Xie

    1. Tianjin Key Laboratory of Fiber Modification and Functional Fiber, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387, China
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Abstract

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A universal high reactive ligand, Me6TREN, was successfully explored as the reducing agent for the ambient temperature copper-mediated LRP of AN. The key to success is ascribed to the optimized Me6TREN amount and reaction conditions employed, producing ideal living free radical polymerization characteristics. The very high chain-end functionality of the resultant polymer has been confirmed by GPC and 1H NMR analyses as well as the chain-extension reaction.

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