Synthesis of Block Copolymers by Mechanistic Transformation from Reversible Complexation Mediated Living Radical Polymerization to the Photoinduced Radical Oxidation/Addition/Deactivation Process

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Aydogan C., Aykac F. S., Yilmaz G., Chew Y. Q., Goto A., Yağcı Y.

ACS MACRO LETTERS, vol.11, no.3, pp.342-346, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.2c00004
  • Journal Name: ACS MACRO LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Chemical Abstracts Core, Compendex
  • Page Numbers: pp.342-346
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A versatile strategy for the fabrication of block copolymers by the combination of two discrete living polymerization techniques-reversible complexation mediated living radical polymerization (RCMP) and photoinduced radical oxidation addition deactivation (PROAD) processes-is reported. First, RCMP is conducted to yield poly(methyl methacrylate) with iodide end groups (PMMA-I). In the following step, PMMA-I is used as macroinitiator for living PROAD cationic polymerization of isobutyl vinyl ether. Successful formation of the block copolymers is confirmed by H-1 NMR, FT-IR, GPC, and DSC investigations.