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Atom transfer polymerisation

We have worked closely with Prof. David Haddleton's Group in developing atom transfer polymerisation using copper complexes.

  1. Atom transfer radical polymerisation (ATRP) of methyl methacrylate in the presence of radical inhibitors. A. J. Clark, M. C. Crossman, D. J. Duncalf, D. M. Haddleton, S. R. Morsley, A. J. Shooter, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1997, 1734-1735.
  2. Copper Diimine complexes: the synthesis and crystal structures of [Cu(C10H14N2)2(MeOH)][BF4], [Cu(C10H14N2)2]Br, [{Cu(C10H14N2)2CuBr(m-OMe)}2(MeOH)], [{Cu(C10H20N2)2CuBr(m-OMe)}2]. D. M. Haddleton, A. J. Clark, D. D. Duncalf, A. M. Heming, D. Kukulj, A. J. Shooter, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans, 1998, 381-385.
  3. Atom transfer polymerisation of methyl methacrylate: Use of chiral aryl /alkyl pyridylmethanamine ligands; with copper (I) bromide and as structurally characterised chiral copper (I) complexes. D. M. Haddleton, D. D. Duncalf, D. Kukulj, A. M. Heming , A. J. Shooter, A. J. Clark, J. Materials Chem. 1998,(8)7, 1525.
  4. First structurally authenticated inorganic polymers of CuBr and CuI containing chiral bidentate N-donor 1ligands. Use of Schiff base 2,2’-bis[(4S)-4-benzyl-2-oxazoline] as Ligand. D. M. Haddleton,  D. D. Duncalf, A. J. Clark, M. C. Crossman, D. Kukulj. New J. Chem. 1998, 315-317.
  5. [N-Alkyl-(2-pyridyl)methanimine]copper(I) Complexes: Characterisation and Application as Catalysts for Atom-Transfer Polymerisation. D. M. Haddleton, D. J. Duncalf, D. Kukulj, M. C. Crossman, S. G. Jackson, S. A. F. Bon, A. J. Clark, A. J. Shooter, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 1998, 1799-1806.
  6. Ligand Electronic Effects on Rates of Copper Mediated Atom Transfer Radical Cyclisation and Polymerisation. A. J. Clark, G. M. Battle, D. M. Haddleton, A. M. Hemming and A. Bridge, Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 2003-6.