Carnegie Mellon University

Synthesis of Well Defined Macromolecules

The spectrum of polymers that can be prepared by a well controlled ATRP presently includes polymers with virtually any desired distribution of monomer units along the polymer backbone or within any specific segment in a copolymer.  This includes homopolymers, random copolymers, alternating copolymers, gradient copolymers, block, graft, brush and star copolymers;(1) each of which is discussed below.



(1)          Matyjaszewski, K.; Tsarevsky, N. V. Nature Chemistry 2009, 1, 276-288.

Well-defined (Co)polymers

Block copolymers

Graft copolymers