Highly versatile organostibine mediators for living radical polymerization

Shigeru Yamago, Biswajit Ray, Kazunori Iida, Jun Ichi Yoshida, Tomofumi Tada, Kazunari Yoshizawa, Yungwan Kwak, Atsushi Goto, Takeshi Fukuda

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A new versatile method for conducting living radical polymerization has been developed in which organostibines induce consecutive group-transfer radical reactions with alkenes. The method has been successfully applied, for the first time, to the controlled polymerization of both conjugated and unconjugated vinyl monomers, and the desired polymers with predetermined molecular weight and low polydispersity index were obtained in excellent yields. This characteristic feature of this method is exemplified in the first synthesis of block copolymers composed of conjugated and unconjugated monomers, which would be of great importance as functional smart organic nanomaterials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13908-13909
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - Nov 3 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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