[en] The past year witnessed very significant advances in the living anionic polymerization of (meth)acrylate monomers, particularly in hydrocarbons at or below 0°C. Block polymerization of alkyl methacrylates with primary alkyl acrylates, although somewhat improved, remains a challenge. Anionic polymerization of styrene, diene and its derivatives was carried out with the aim of synthesizing functional polymers and block copolymers of various architectures. There has been a trend towards combining different living techniques in order to design polymers of unique architectures and properties.
Center for Education and Research on Macromolecules (CERM)
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