Radical polymerization of alkyl 2-cyanoacrylates

Duffy, Cormac, Zetterlund, Per B. and Aldabbagh, Fawaz (2018) Radical polymerization of alkyl 2-cyanoacrylates. Molecules, 23(2), p. 465. ISSN (online) 1420-3049

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Cyanoacrylates (CAs) are well-known fast-setting adhesives, which are sold as liquids in the presence of stabilizers. Rapid anionic polymerization on exposure to surface moisture is responsible for instant adhesion. The more difficult, but synthetically more useful radical polymerization is only possible under acidic conditions. Recommendations on the handling of CAs and the resulting polymers are provided herein. In this review article, after a general description of monomer and polymer properties, radical homo- and copolymerization studies are described, along with an overview of nanoparticle preparations. A summary of our recently reported radical polymerization of CAs, using reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization, is provided.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Chemistry
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017) > School of Pharmacy and Chemistry
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Depositing User: Fawaz Al-Dabbagh
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 09:02
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2018 09:02
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23020465
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/41151

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