Nanostructured functional materials prepared by atom transfer radical polymerization

  title={Nanostructured functional materials prepared by atom transfer radical polymerization},
  author={Krzysztof Matyjaszewski and Nicolay V. Tsarevsky},
  journal={Nature Chemistry},
  pages={276 - 288}
The simplicity and broad applicabilty of atom transfer radical polymerization make it a rapidly developing area of synthetic polymer chemistry. Here, the fundamentals of the technique are discussed, along with how it can be used to synthesize macromolecules with controlled molecular architecture, and how their self-assembly can create nanostructured functional materials. Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) is the most extensively studied controlled/living radical polymerization (CRP… 

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