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Open Access Photoredox Catalysis for Polymerization Reactions

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Photoredox catalysis is now well-known in organic synthesis for the formation of free radicals under very soft irradiations conditions (e.g. sunlight, household fluorescence or LED bulbs, Xe lamp). This method has been introduced here to the polymer chemistry area to initiate ring opening polymerizations (ROP) or free radical polymerizations (FRP). The present paper will give an up-to date situation of the photocatalyst achievements in FRP and ROP.

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Keywords: FREE RADICAL; FREE RADICAL POLYMERIZATION; PHOTOINITIATORS; PHOTOREDOX CATALYSIS; RING OPENING POLYMERIZATION

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse IS2M – LRC CNRS 7228 – ENSCMu-UHA 15, rue Jean Starcky, 68057 Mulhouse Cedex, France 2: Institut de Chimie Radicalaire UMR CNRS 7273 Equipe CROPS, Aix-Marseille Université Avenue Escadrille Normandie-Niemen, Case 542, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France 3: University of Haute Alsace, ENSCMu Laboratory of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry 3 rue Alfred Werner, 68093 Mulhouse Cedex, France 4: University of Haute Alsace, ENSCMu 3 rue Alfred Werner, 68093 Mulhouse Cedex, France

Publication date: June 1, 2012

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