RAFT Polymerization of Vinyl Esters : Synthesis and Applications

  title={RAFT Polymerization of Vinyl Esters : Synthesis and Applications},
  author={Simon Harrisson and Xuan Liu and Jean-No{\"e}l Ollagnier and Olivier Coutelier and J F Marty and Mathias Destarac},
This article is the first comprehensive review on the study and use of vinyl ester monomers in reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. It covers all the synthetic aspects associated with the definition of precision polymers comprising poly(vinyl ester) building blocks, such as the choice of RAFT agent and reaction conditions in order to progress from simple to complex macromolecular architectures. Although vinyl acetate was by far the most studied monomer of the… CONTINUE READING