Addition-fragmentation reactions in polymer chemistry

Yagci Y., Reetz I.

REACTIVE & FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS, vol.42, no.3, pp.255-264, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1381-5148(98)00084-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-264
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This review outlines the use of addition-fragmentation reactions in modem polymer synthesis and the requirements, addition-fragmentation agents (AFAs) have to meet. There are two important synthetic areas where addition-fragmentation processes occur: in radical chain transfer (AFAs are used as chain transfer agents) and in cationic photo or thermal polymerization (AFAs in conjunction with radical initiators for the production of initiating cations). In order to show good performance, AFAs have to be equipped with functional groups or substituents which either promote radical addition or facilitate the fragmentation of reaction intermediates. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.