Photomediated controlled radical polymerization

Pan X., TAŞDELEN M. A., Laun J., Junkers T., Yagci Y., Matyjaszewski K.

PROGRESS IN POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.62, pp.73-125, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Photomediated controlled radical polymerization is a versatile method to prepare, under mild conditions, various well-defined polymers with complex architecture, such as block and graft copolymers, sequence-controlled polymers, or hybrid materials via surface initiated polymerization. It also provides opportunity to manipulate the reaction through spatiotemporal control. This review presents a comprehensive account of the fundamentals and applications of various photomediated CRP techniques, including atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT), nitroxide mediated polymerization (NMP) and other procedures. In addition, mechanistic aspects of other photomediated methods are discussed. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.