Acrylamide Homopolymers and Acrylamide-N-Isopropylacrylamide Block Copolymers by Atomic Transfer Radical Polymerization in Water

D. A. Z. Wever, P. Raffa, F. Picchioni, A. A. Broekhuis*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

55 Citations (Scopus)
395 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Atomic transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of acrylamide has been accomplished in aqueous media at room temperature. By using methyl 2-chloropropionate (MeClPr) as the initiator and tris[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]-amine (Me6TREN)/copper halogenide (CuX) as the catalyst system, different linear polyacrylamides with apparent molecular weights up to >150 000 g/mol were synthesized with dispersities as low as 1.39. The molecular weights agreed well with the theoretical ones at relatively low-medium monomer/initiator ratios (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4040-4045
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecules
Volume45
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22-May-2012

Keywords

  • AMBIENT-TEMPERATURE
  • AQUEOUS-MEDIA
  • ATRP
  • N,N-DIMETHYLACRYLAMIDE
  • METHACRYLATE
  • POLYMERS
  • (METH)ACRYLAMIDES
  • CONSTANTS

Cite this