Living Radical Polymerization by the RAFT Process (2007)

By November 1st, 2007

This video was produced to link to a paper that presents a review of living radical polymerization achieved with thiocarbonylthio compounds [ZC(=S)SR] by a mechanism of reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT).

Since the technique was first introduced in 1998, the number of papers and patents on the RAFT process has increased exponentially as the technique has proved to be one of the most versatile for the provision of polymers of well defined architecture.