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Progress Toward Sustainable Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization

Scholten, Philip B. V.; Moatsou, Dafni; Detrembleur, Christophe; Meier, Michael A. R.

The recent focus of media and governments on renewability, green chemistry, and circular economy has led to a surge in the synthesis of renewable monomers and polymers. In this review, focussing on renewable monomers for reversible deactivation radical polymerizations (RDRP), it is highlighted that for the majority of the monomers and polymers reported, the claim to renewability is not always accurate. By closely examining the sustainability of synthetic routes and the renewability of starting materials, fully renewable monomers are identified and discussed in terms of sustainability, polymerization behavior, and properties obtained after polymerization. The holistic discussion considering the overall preparation process of polymers, that is, monomer syntheses, origin of starting materials, solvents used, the type of RDRP technique utilized, and the purification method, allows to highlight certain topics which need to be addressed in order to progress toward not only (partially) renewable, but sustainable monomers and polymers using RDRPs.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000122154
Veröffentlicht am 05.08.2020
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Organische Chemie (IOC)
Institut für Toxikologie und Genetik (ITG)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1022-1336, 1521-3927
KITopen-ID: 1000122154
Erschienen in Macromolecular rapid communications
Seiten Art.Nr. 2000266
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 19.07.2020
Nachgewiesen in Web of Science
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