Ab initio evidence for slow fragmentation in RAFT polymerization

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High-level ab initio molecular orbital calculations on model reversible addition-fragmentation transfer (RAFT) polymerization reactions indicate that the retardation effect that is widely observed for methyl acrylate polymerization in the presence of cumyl dithiobenzoate may be attributed to the slow fragmentation of the RAFT adduct radical.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1490-1491
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of The American Chemical Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes


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