Nitroxide-mediated living radical polymerisation publications

By September 21st, 2010

The following publications detail the work involved in the development of CSIRO’s Nitroxide-mediated living radical polymerisation .


Solomon DH, Rizzardo E, Cacioli P, 1986, ‘Polymerization Process and Polymers Produced Thereby’, U.S. Patent Number 4,581,429.


Moad G, Solomon DH, 2005, The Chemistry of Radical Polymerization, 2nd Edition, Elsevier.

Moad G, Solomon DH, 1995, The Chemistry of Free Radical Polymerization, Pergamon Press (London).

Key publications

Solomon DH, 2005, ‘Genesis of the CSIRO polymer group and the discovery and significance of nitroxide-mediated living radical polymerization’, J. Polymer Sci.: Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 43: 5748-5764.

Other publications

Moad G, Mayadunne RTA, Rizzardo E, Skidmore M, Thang SH, 2003, ‘Synthesis of novel architectures by radical polymerization with reversible addition fragmentation chain transfers (RAFT polymerization)’, Macromol. Symp., 192: 1-12.

Abrol S, Kambouris PA, Looney MG, Solomon DH, 1997, ‘Studies on microgels. Part 3. Synthesis using living-free radical polymerization’, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 18: 755-760.

Johnson CHJ, Moad G, Solomon DH, Spurling TH, Vearing DJ, 1990, ‘The application of supercomputers in modeling chemical reaction kinetics: kinetic simulation of “quasi-living” radical polymerization’Aust. J. Chem., 43: 1215-1230.

Solomon DH, Moad G, 1987,’Initiation. The reactions of primary radicals’ Makromol. Chem., Macromol. Symp., 10-11: 109125.

Cacioli P, Moad G, Rizzardo E, Serelis AK, Solomon DH, 1984, ‘The use of model compounds in interpreting the thermal degradation of Poly(MethylMethacrylate)’, Polym. Bull. (Berlin), 11: 325-328.

Griffiths PG, Rizzardo E, Solomon DH, 1982-a, ‘Quantitative studies on free radical reactions with the scavenger 1,1,3,3-tetramethylisoindolinyl-2-oxy’, Tetrahedron Letters, 23: 1309-1312.

Griffiths PG, Rizzardo E, Solomon DH, 1982-b, ‘Initiation pathways in the polymerization of alkyl methacrylates with tert-butoxy radicals’, J. Macromol. Sci-Chem., A17: 45-50.

Solomon DH, 1982, ‘From clays to defect groups in polymers’, Chemistry in Australia, 49: 192-196.

Rizzardo E, Solomon DH, 1979, ‘Determination of tert-butoxy endgroups in polymers: the mode of reaction of tert-butoxy radicals with methyl methacrylate and styrene’, J. Macromol. Sci. Chem., A13: 1005-1013.

Hawthorne DG, Solomon DH, 1976, ‘Kinetic and thermodynamic factors in polymer chemistry’, J. Polymer Sci. Symposium 55: 211-217.

Hawthorne DG, Solomon DH, 1972, ‘DPPH(2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) as a diagnostic tool in mechanistic studies related to polymerization’, J. Macromol. Sci.-Chem., 6: 661-669.