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Reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) mediated polymerization of N-vinylpyrrolidone
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
Xanthate-mediated polymerization was investigated as a tool for the preparation of well-defined poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) and copolymers of N-vinylpyrrolidone. Some results regarding the monomer vinyl acetate are included, ...
Mechanistic studies of reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer mediated polymerization
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: To comply with the ever growing demands for materials with better properties and complex architectures, polymer chemistry has resorted to the use of living free radical polymerization techniques. Despite ...
Use of the RAFT technique as an efficient method to synthesise well defined polymer-clay nanocomposites with improved properties
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
Synthesis and structural characterization of two novel cationic and three new neutral reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) agents is described. The cationic RAFT agents bear a quaternary ammonium group: ...