Journal article

From UV to NIR: A Full-Spectrum Metal-Free Photocatalyst for Efficient Polymer Synthesis in Aqueous Conditions

Stephanie Allison-Logan, Qiang Fu, Yongkang Sun, Min Liu, Jijia Xie, Junwang Tang, Greg G Qiao

Angewandte Chemie International Edition | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2020

Abstract

Photo-mediation offers unparalleled spatiotemporal control over controlled radical polymerizations (CRP). Photo-induced electron/energy transfer reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (PET-RAFT) polymerization is particularly versatile owing to its oxygen tolerance and wide range of compatible photocatalysts. In recent years, broadband- and near-infrared (NIR)-mediated polymerizations have been of particular interest owing to their potential for solar-driven chemistry and biomedical applications. In this work, we present the first example of a novel photocatalyst for both full broadband- and NIR-mediated CRP in aqueous conditions. Well-defined polymers were synthesized in water und..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by China Scholarship Council-University of Melbourne Research Scholarship


Awarded by Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship grant


Awarded by Leverhulme Trust


Funding Acknowledgements

G.G.Q. acknowledges the Australian Research Council's Discover Project (DP170104321). S.A.-L. is the recipient of a Melbourne International Engagement Award. M.L. acknowledges support from the China Scholarship Council-University of Melbourne Research Scholarship (201606260063). Q.F. acknowledges the Australian Research Council under the Future Fellowship (FT180100312). J.X. and J.T. are thankful for the financial support from the Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship grant (NAF\R1\191163) and Leverhulme Trust (RPG-2017-122).