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Alkyl Iodide Initiators for Organocatalyzed Living Radical Polymerization

Advantages

・Efficient Initiators for Living Radical Polymerization
・Low Polydispersity Polymers are Accessible
・Metal Free Polymers are Accessible

General Scheme of Organocatalyzed Living Radical Polymerization1-3)

 

Goto et al. have reported that alkyl iodides are efficient initiators for organocatalyzed living radical polymerization which is a new family of living radical polymerization. Organic amines and organic salts are used as catalysts.1-3)

Ranges of Effective Alkyl Iodides in the Polymerizations of Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) and Butyl Acrylate (BA)1)

These alkyl iodides are effective initiators in methyl methacrylate (MMA) and butyl acrylate (BA) polymerizations using tributylmethylphosphonium iodide (BMPI) or tetrabutylammonium iodide (BNI) as a catalyst. Low-polydispersity polymers are obtainable.1)

Reference

  • 1  a) L. Lei, M. Tanishima, A. Goto, H. Kaji, Y. Yamaguchi, H. Komatsu, T. Jitsukawa, M. Miyamoto, Macromolecules 2014, 47, 6610.
    b) A. Goto, T. Fukuda, Y. Tsujii, US 7399814, 2008.
    c) A. Goto, PCT Int. Appl. WO 2015122404, 2015.
  • 2) A. Goto, A. Ohtsuki, H. Ohfuji, M. Tanishima, H. Kaji, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 11131.
  • 3) A. Ohtsuki, L. Lei, M. Tanishima, A. Goto, H. Kaji, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 5610.