Anionic polymerization: high vacuum techniques

Nikos Hadjichristidis, Hermis Iatrou, Stergios Pispas, Marinos Pitsikalis

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Anionic polymerization is a powerful tool for the synthesis of a variety of model materials with well-defined molecular characteristics. However specially designed apparatuses and appropriate high vacuum techniques are needed in order to exclude from the reaction environmental all reactive contaminants with the anionic centers. This review describes the basic principles of anionic polymerization as well as detailed experimental methods for the purification of the reagents usually used for the synthesis of model polymeric materials. In addition a few examples of the synthesis of polymers with complex architecture are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3211-3234
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 15 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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