In this overview article, a brief description and discussion is given about the controlled radical techniques which are based on chain transfer, i.e., Catalytic Chain Transfer (CCT) and Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT). The CCT is an incredibly efficient method for making functional low-molecular weight polymers. In fact, the products are macromonomers, which can be used as chain transfer agents to make telechelic polymers or comb polymers. RAFT polymerization is probably the most versatile of all controlled radical polymerization techniques, with the ability to make complex architectures, such as block copolymers and stars in a controlled manner under less rigorous conditions.
|Journal||Anales de Quimica|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|