In-situ Chemiluminescence-Driven Reversible Addition–Fragmentation Chain-Transfer Photopolymerization

Nethmi De Alwis Watuthanthrige, Michael L. Allegrezza, Madison T. Dolan, Alex J. Kloster, Marina Kovaliov, Saadyah Averick, Dominik Konkolewicz

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The power of chemical light generation (chemiluminescence) is used to drive polymerization reactions. A biphasic reaction is developed such that light-generating reactions are confined to the organic phase and photopolymerization occurs in the aqueous phase. Well-defined RAFT-capped polymers are synthesized and the kinetics are shown to be dictated by light generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11826-11829
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number34
StatePublished - 19 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • Chemiluminescence
  • Kinetics
  • Photochemistry
  • Photopolymerization
  • Reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer polymerization


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