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Polymers 2018, 10(1), 68;

Photoinduced Cu(II)-Mediated RDRP to P(VDF-co-CTFE)-g-PAN

College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211800, China
College of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211800, China
State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211800, China
Jiangsu National Synergetic Innovation Centre for Advance Materials, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211800, China
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Received: 12 December 2017 / Revised: 4 January 2018 / Accepted: 10 January 2018 / Published: 13 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fluorinated Polymers)
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Photoinduced Cu(II)-mediated reversible deactivation radical polymerization (RDRP) was employed to synthesize poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene)-graft-polyacrylonitrile (P(VDF-co-CTFE)-g-PAN). The concentration of copper catalyst (CuCl2) loading was as low as 1/64 equivalent to chlorine atom in the presence of Me6-Tren under UV irradiation. The light-responsive nature of graft polymerization was confirmed by “off-on” impulsive irradiation experiments. Temporal control of the polymerization process and varied graft contents were achieved via this photoinduced Cu(II)-mediated RDRP. View Full-Text
Keywords: fluoropolymer; photoinduced; copper-mediated RDRP; graft; PAN fluoropolymer; photoinduced; copper-mediated RDRP; graft; PAN

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Hu, X.; Cui, G.; Zhu, N.; Zhai, J.; Guo, K. Photoinduced Cu(II)-Mediated RDRP to P(VDF-co-CTFE)-g-PAN. Polymers 2018, 10, 68.

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