Laboratoire des Interactions Moléculaires et Réactivité Chimique et Photochimique
UMR 5623

Our work on the front cover of Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

Simon Harrisson from the P3R team was involved in the research work recently published as:

Phosphorus-Containing Gradient (Block) Copolymers via RAFT Polymerization and Postpolymerization Modification
Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2016, 217, 2310-2320
Sykes, K.J. ; Harrisson, S. ; Keddie, D.J.

RAFT copolymerization of styrene and 4-(diphenylphosphino)styrene is explored to establish the statistical distribution of the phosphine-functional monomer within the copolymer. RAFT copolymerization provides phosphine-functional copolymers of low dispersity. Estimation of reactivity ratios indicates DPPS has a strong tendency to homopolymerize while St preferentially copolymerizes with DPPS. Block copolymers as well as polymeric phosphine oxides and phosphonium salts are also prepared.

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