Atom-transfer radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) using CuSCN as the catalyst

N.K. Singha, B. Klumperman

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Abstract

The effect of CuSCN as a catalyst in atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) was investigated. CuSCN can successfully be used for the ATRP of MMA. Substituted bipyridines as well as imines can be used to stabilize the copper complex in solution. CuSCN induces faster polymerization compared to CuBr and CuCl when tosylchloride is used as the initiator. However, the polydispersity is larger than that obtained in the cases of CuCl and CuBr.

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