RAFT Polymerisation Technology
RAFT POLYMERISATION TECHNOLOGY
RAFT (Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer) technology is a sophisticated form of controlled free radical polymerisation.
Often referred to as ‘living polymerisation’, RAFT polymerisation can be stopped and restarted at anytime, this revolutionary technology enables the synthesis of tailored polymers with unprecedented control over composition and architecture.
RAFT technology is easily scaleable utilizing conventional processing equipment, and offers the polymer chemist the benefit of being able to more readily synthesise polymers:
- with predetermined molecular weight and narrow molecular weight distributions with a wide range of monomers and reaction conditions
- with reactive terminal groups that can be purposely manipulated, including further polymerisation,
- with complex architecture, including:
RAFT technology can be used with a wide range of monomers and monomer mixtures, and can be used in all modes of free radical polymerisation, including:
- suspension polymerizations.
With freedom of this degree, the polymer chemist can produce an unlimited array of tailored polymeric compositions and complex architectures under standard conditions.