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PET-RAFT Polymerisation

Research Guide

Photo-induced Electron/energy Transfer-Reversible Additon-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (PET-RAFT) polymerisation, activated by photoredox catalysts, is a recently developed versatile photocontrolled polymerisation technique capable of polymerising a broad range of both conjugated monomers (acrylates, methacrylates, acrylamides, methacrylamides and styrene) and unconjugated monomers (vinyl esters, N-vinyl pyrrolidinone and dimethyl vinylphosphonate).


Synthesis of RAFT agents

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