ToC of Control of a Living Radical Polymerization of Methacrylates by Light

Control of a Living Radical Polymerization of Methacrylates by Light

Fors, B.P.; Hawker, C.J.

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 8850–8853

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Abstract: A living radical polymerization procedure, which utilizes ppm levels of an iridium‐based photoredox catalyst, affords control over chain growth through mediation by visible light (see scheme; Pn=polymer chain, X=halogen, M=monomer). This process can be activated and deactivated by light, enables control over the molecular weight and molecular weight distributions, and tolerates different functional groups.