Possibilities for Photoinduced Controlled Radical Polymerizations

Tasdelen M. A. , Çiftçi M., Uygun M., Yağcı Y.

American-Chemical-Society Symposium on Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization, Colorado, United States Of America, 29 August - 01 September 2011, vol.1100, pp.59-72 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1100
  • City: Colorado
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-72
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this paper is to present the possibilities and limitations of photoinduced controlled radical polymerizations for the synthesis of well-defined polymers. Although there currently exist only a few examples, photochemical initiation can be applied to the all conventional controlled/living radical polymerizations including iniferter, nitroxide mediated radical, atom transfer radical polymerization and reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerizations. The photochemical initiation not only enables the easy control of the polymerization under ambient temperature even for heat-sensitive monomers but also tends to minimize side reactions like chain transfer or depolymerization.