Monomode microwave-assisted atom transfer radical polymerization

H. Zhang, U.S. Schubert

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

68 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The first monomode microwave-assisted atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) is reported. The ATRP of methyl methacrylate was successfully performed with microwave heating, which was well controlled and provided almost the same results as experiments with conventional heating, demonstrating the absence of any microwave effect in ATRP (in contrast to several literature reports). Furthermore, we found that the main advantage of the microwave-assisted reactions over conventional reactions, i.e., a significant increase of reaction rates, only had its limited application in ATRP, even in very slow ATRP systems with high targeted molecular weights.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1225-1230
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume25
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Monomode microwave-assisted atom transfer radical polymerization'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this