RAFT polymers

    Inventors:, John Chiefari, Christian Hornung, Almar Postma, Simon Saubern

    • Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization CSIRO

    The invention provides for a process for removing thiocarbonylthio groups from polymer prepared by RAFT polymerization, the process comprising:
    introducing into a flow reactor a solution comprising the RAFT polymer in solvent; and promoting a reaction within the flow reactor that removes the thiocarbonylthio groups so as to form a solution that flows out of the reactor comprising the RAFT polymer absent the thiocarbonylthio groups.

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