New iron(II) complexes for atom-transfer radical polymerization: The ligand design for triazacyclononane results in high reactivity and catalyst performance

Mitsunobu Kawamura, Yusuke Sunada, Hidetomo Kai, Nobuyuki Koike, Akane Hamada, Hitoshi Hayakawa, Ren Hua Jin, Hideo Nagashima

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Mononuclear cordinatively unsaturated iron(II) complexes having a triazacyclononane ligand were developed as highly efficient and environmentally friendly catalysts for the atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). These iron catalysts showed high performance in the well-controlled ATRP of styrene, methacrylates, and acrylates. The high reactivity of these catalysts led to well-controlled polymerization and block copolymerization even with lower catalyst concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2086-2090
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2009


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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