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Radical Polymerization of Alkyl 2-Cyanoacrylates

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Henkel Ireland Operations & Research Limited, Whitestown, Dublin 24, Ireland
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School of Chemistry, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway H91 TK33, Ireland
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Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), School of Chemical Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
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Present address: Department of Pharmacy, School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, UK
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Molecules 2018, 23(2), 465; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23020465
Received: 3 February 2018 / Revised: 15 February 2018 / Accepted: 17 February 2018 / Published: 20 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Radical Chemistry)
Cyanoacrylates (CAs) are well-known fast-setting adhesives, which are sold as liquids in the presence of stabilizers. Rapid anionic polymerization on exposure to surface moisture is responsible for instant adhesion. The more difficult, but synthetically more useful radical polymerization is only possible under acidic conditions. Recommendations on the handling of CAs and the resulting polymers are provided herein. In this review article, after a general description of monomer and polymer properties, radical homo- and copolymerization studies are described, along with an overview of nanoparticle preparations. A summary of our recently reported radical polymerization of CAs, using reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization, is provided. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyanoacrylate; instant adhesives; super glue; polymerization; radical cyanoacrylate; instant adhesives; super glue; polymerization; radical
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Duffy, C.; Zetterlund, P.B.; Aldabbagh, F. Radical Polymerization of Alkyl 2-Cyanoacrylates. Molecules 2018, 23, 465. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23020465

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Duffy C, Zetterlund PB, Aldabbagh F. Radical Polymerization of Alkyl 2-Cyanoacrylates. Molecules. 2018; 23(2):465. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23020465

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Duffy, Cormac, Per B. Zetterlund, and Fawaz Aldabbagh. 2018. "Radical Polymerization of Alkyl 2-Cyanoacrylates" Molecules 23, no. 2: 465. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23020465

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