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Novel synthesis of block copolymers via the RAFT process
The synthesis of complex architectures, namely block copolymers with tailored enduse properties, is currently an important research area in academia and industry. The challenge is finding a versatile polymerization ...
Synthesis and characterisation of amphiphilic block copolymers
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-03)
This study involves the synthesis and characterisation of PEG-based amphiphilic block copolymers for the hydrophilization of polysulphone ultrafiltration membranes. PEG based macro RAFT agents were synthesized and ...
Novel siloxane block copolymers
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
The research presented in this dissertation was concerned with the living radical polymerization (LRP) of an amphiphilic, water-soluble, bi-substituted and biologically compatible acrylamide derivative, namely ...
The investigation and analysis of RAFT-mediated block copolymers in aqueous dispersed media
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2007-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Polymers prepared via radical techniques are very common in our every day environment. The technique is however limited by a lack of control over the polymerization and an inability to produce block ...
Synthesis and characterization of graft and block copolymers using hydroboration
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
Graft and block copolymers were synthesized using multifunctional and monofunctional macroinitiators to produce the copolymers. The process involved hydroboration of commercially available unsaturated rubbers and ...