Anionic polymerization of 4-methacryloyloxy-TEMPO using an MMA-capped initiator

Takashi Sukegawa, Hajime Omata, Issei Masuko, Kenichi Oyaizu, Hiroyuki Nishide*

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Anionic polymerization of 4-methacryloyloxy-TEMPO (TEMPO = 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-1-oxyl) was successfully carried out using methyl methacrylate-capped 1,1-diphenylhexyllithium (DPHLi/MMA), of which nucleophilicity is moderate enough to suppress the side reaction between the nitroxide radical of TEMPO moiety and the carbanion of DPHLi, to yield the radical polymer with well-controlled molecular weight, narrow polydispersity index (PDI < 1.10), high yield (>95%), and almost 1.0 radicals per monomer unit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-243
Number of pages4
JournalACS Macro Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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