Functional Polymers by Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerisation: Synthesis and Applications

This book describes the advances in the area of reversible deactivation radical polymerisation to prepare functional polymers for a wide range of applications.


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Product type: Books
Date of publication: 29 Jun 2017
Product format: Hardback & Paperback
Number of pages: 390

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Edited by Nikhil K. Singha and Jimmy W. Mays

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-91024-255-1
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-91024-256-8


Synthesis of tailor-made functional polymers with controlled architecture is very challenging. The functional groups present in the monomer often either prevent polymerisation or lead to several side reactions. In this regard, reversible deactivation radical polymerisation (RDRP) techniques are useful tools to prepare macromolecular architectures with controlled molecular weight, architecture, and narrow dispersity. This book delineates the advances in the area of RDRP to prepare functional polymers for a wide range of applications like in self-healing, oil- and water-resistant coatings, controlled drug delivery systems and so on. The worthy contribution from renowned experts working in the area of RDRP makes this book invaluable to researchers in these important areas such as:

  • Introduction and historical development of RDRP.
  • Polymer-nanohybrid materials.
  • Telechelic polymers with controlled end functionality.
  • Functional polymers via a combination of RDRP and ‘click’ chemistry.
  • Fluorinated polymers.
  • Polymers for biomedical applications.

The book will be of prime interest for polymer scientists as well as material scientists dealing with functional polymer synthesis for different applications. It will also be a good source of knowledge for researchers working on functional polymeric materials and their composites.


  1. Introduction to Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerisation
  2. Tailor-made Polymer–Nanohybrid Materials via Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerisation

  3. Synthesis of Functionally Terminated Polymers by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerisation and their Applications

  4. Functional (Co)Polymers via a Combination of Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerisation Techniques and Thiol-based ‘Click’/Conjugation Chemistries

  5. Designing Macromolecular Architecture via Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerisation and the Diels–Alder Reaction

  6. Recent Advances in the Reversible Deactivation Radical (Co)Polymerisation of Fluorinated Alkenes/Acrylates/Methacrylates/Styrenes

  7. Polymers Prepared via Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerisation for Biomedical Applications

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