American Chemical Society Symposium on Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization, Pennsylvania, United States Of America, 17 - 21 August 2008, vol.1023, pp.171-187
The use and limitations of Atom Transfer Radical Coupling (ATRC) reactions including polyrecombination reactions for the preparation of telechelic polymers, segmented block copolymers, and polycondensates are presented. Specifically, the preparation of telechelic polymers with hydroxyl, aldehyde, amino and carboxylic functionalities, poly(p-xylylene) and its block copolymers, and polyesters via ATRC process is described. The method pertains to the generation of biradicals at high concentration from polymers prepared by ATRP or specially designed bifunctional ATRP initiators. The possibility of using silane radical atom abstraction (SRAA) reactions, that can be performed photochemically in the absence of metal catalysts, as an alternative process to ATRC is also discussed.