Morphology Transitions in RAFT Polymerization


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Diverse nanostructural materials including spheres, nanorods, vesicles, and large compound vesicles have been created via formation of amphiphilic ABA triblock copolymers, self-assembling and morphology transition in the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) dispersion polymerization. The polymerization of styrene (St) was performed in a selective solvent, methanol, using S,S′-bis(α,α′-dimethyl-α′′-acetic acid)-trithiocarbonate terminated poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) (PDMAa-TC) as macro chain transfer agent and stabilizer, and 1H NMR, and TEM were used to monitor the polymerization.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 531-532)

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Chunliang Zhang and Liangchi Zhang




C. Q. Huang and C. Y. Pan, "Morphology Transitions in RAFT Polymerization", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 531-532, pp. 284-289, 2013

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December 2012




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