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ATRP: The Chemistry

The following pages are designed to introduce you to Controlled/“Living” Radical Polymerization (CRP) processes, in particular Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization, (ATRP), that have been developed over the past 15 years and how CRP can be applied to macromolecular engineering of designed functional polymeric materials and nano-scale composites that possess a specific set of targeted properties.

Fundamentals of an ATRP Reaction

Catalyst Development

Reducing the Concentration of Catalyst in an ATRP Reaction and Removal/Recycle of Residual Catalyst