Investigation into the initialization behaviour of RAFT-mediated styrene-maleic anhydride copolymerizations

E. van den Dungen, J. Rinquest, N.O. Pretorius, J.M. McKenzie, J.B. McLeary, R.D. Sanderson, B. Klumperman

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Abstract

The living radical alternating copolymerization of styrene and maleic anhydride mediated by the reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization process has been studied at short chain lengths using two different dithiobenzoate RAFT agents. The results indicate specificity of addition of the RAFT-agent leaving groups for either styrene or maleic anhydride. The addition rate of the monomers and the fact that monomers are added individually favour the penultimate unit model of polymer propagation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)742-748
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Volume59
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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