Ruehl J1, Hill NL, Walter ED, Millhauser G, Braslau R.
Macromolecules. 2008 Mar 25;41(6):1972-1982.Nitroxide-mediated "living" radical polymerization with bisalkoxyamine 2,5,5,8,8,11-hexamethyl-4,9-(1-phenylethoxy)-3,10-diphenyl-4,9-diazadodecane produces polymers of controlled length and narrow molecular weight distributions at temperatures ranging from 70 to 110 °C. Polymerizations were run successfully with styrene (St), tert-butyl acrylate (tBA), and dimethylacrylamide (DMA). EPR measurements of the homolysis of this bisalkoxyamine and monoalkoxyamine 2,2,5-trimethyl-3-(1-phenylethoxy)-4-phenyl-3-azahexane at temperatures ranging from 85 to 105 °C give rate constants for the bisalkoxyamine that are approximately twice as large as those for the monoalkoxyamine. Read More