Reduction of Cu(II) by photochemically generated phosphonyl radicals to generate Cu(I) as catalyst for atom transfer radical polymerization and azide-alkyne cycloaddition click reactions

Yağcı Y., TAŞDELEN M. A., Jockusch S.

POLYMER, vol.55, no.16, pp.3468-3474, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.polymer.2014.06.068
  • Journal Name: POLYMER
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3468-3474
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The photoinduced electron transfer reactions of acylphosphine oxide type photoinitiators with Cu(II)Cl-2/N,N,N',N '',N ''-pentamethyldiethylenetriamine complex for both atom transfer radical polymerization and copper catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition processes is investigated by laser flash photolysis. The photolytically generated phosphonyl radicals are effective in reducing Cu(II) salts to Cu(I) with rate constants of similar to 2 x 10(9) M-1 s(-1). (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.