Contemporary trends in the development of radical polymerization in the light of the World Polymer Congress IUPAC MACRO 2000 contributions
Polimery 2002, No 9, 593
The most important problems examined in the section „Radical Polymerization” of IUPAC MACRO 2000 have been discussed. 80% of 87 contributions concerned chemical control of radical polymerization course. After general characterization of radical polymerization as a living process three groups of such control methods have been presented (on the basis of the newest literature data as well as congress contributions) as follows: (a) stable free radical polymerization — SFRP, (b) atom transfer radical polymerization — ATRP, (c) reversible addition — fragmentation chain transfer polymerization — RAFT.
Keywords: IUPAC MACRO 2000 Congress, quasi-living radical polymerization, SFRP, ATRP and RAFT methods