Functional Monoliths for Flow Processes by RAFT Polymerisation
Poster Nov 18, 2013
Kristine J. Barlow, Victor Bernabeu, Xiaojuan Hao, Timothy C. Hughes, Oliver E. Hutt, Anastasios Polyzos, Kathleen A. Turner, Graeme Moad
In this research, scientists sought to use Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) polymerisation to synthesise these monoliths: RAFT provides control over polymer-chain growth in linear radical polymerisation, and should provide control over pore size distribution and functionality distribution in crosslinking polymerisation. This work aims to develop such solid supports, in order to target important reactions for the pharmaceutical industry (eg. amide coupling).