Thermoresponsive polystyrene-b-poly ( N-isopropylacrylamide ) copolymers by atom transfer radical polymerization

Atom transfer radical polymerization has been employed for the polymerization of styrene initiated by ethyl-2bromoisobutyrate in anisole at 100 °C with Cu(I)Br/PMDETA as the catalytic system. Kinetic investigations reveal that polymerization of styrene proceeds in a controlled manner with a first order plot of monomer consumption and with low polydispersity… CONTINUE READING