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Polymers 2014, 6(11), 2862-2874; doi:10.3390/polym6112862

Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate Induced by Photochemical Reduction of Various Copper Catalysts

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Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska cesta 9, 845 41 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, Noakowskiego 3, 00-664 Warsaw, Poland
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Received: 15 September 2014 / Revised: 28 October 2014 / Accepted: 4 November 2014 / Published: 14 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization)
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Photochemically mediated reversible-deactivation radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate was successfully performed using 50–400 ppm of various copper compounds such as CuSO4·5H2O, copper acetate, copper triflate and copper acetylacetonate as catalysts. The copper catalysts were reduced in situ by irradiation at wavelengths of 366–546 nm, without using any additional reducing agent. Bromopropionitrile was used as an initiator. The effects of various solvents and the concentration and structure of ligands were investigated. Well-defined polymers were obtained when at least 100 or 200 ppm of any catalyst complexed with excess tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine as a ligand was used in dimethyl sulfoxide as a solvent. View Full-Text
Keywords: atom transfer radical polymerization; photopolymerization; methyl methacrylate; UV light; visible light; living/controlled polymerization atom transfer radical polymerization; photopolymerization; methyl methacrylate; UV light; visible light; living/controlled polymerization
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Mosnáček, J.; Kundys, A.; Andicsová, A. Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate Induced by Photochemical Reduction of Various Copper Catalysts. Polymers 2014, 6, 2862-2874.

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