Where is Cu(0) generated by disproportionation during SET-LRP?

Nga H. Nguyen, Hao Jan Sun, Martin E. Levere, Sven Fleischmann, Virgil Percec

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The nucleation and growth of nascent Cu(0) nanoparticles formed by disproportionation during SET-LRP on the surface of Cu(0) wire was demonstrated by Scanning Electron Microscopy analysis of the surface of Cu(0) wire before and after disproportionation and polymerization. The dynamics of nascent Cu(0) formation, activation of dormant species and their nucleation and growth on the existing Cu(0) surface determines the Cu(0) consumption during polymerization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1328-1332
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry


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