Substituted tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine ligands for highly active ATRP catalysts

Kristin Schroder, Robert T. Mathers, Johannes Buback, Dominik Konkolewicz, Andrew J.D. Magenau, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

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The synthesis and application of a very active catalyst for copper-catalyzed atom transfer radical polymerizations (ATRP) with tris([(4-methoxy-2,5-dimethyl)-2- pyridyl] methyl)amine (TPMA*) ligand is reported. Catalysts with TPMA* ligands are approximately 3 orders of magnitude more active than those with tris(2-pyridylmethyl)- amine (TPMA). Catalyst activity was evaluated by cyclic voltammetry, stopped-flow, and ATRP kinetics. Catalysts with TPMA* ligands perform better than those with TPMA ligands, especially at low catalyst concentrations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1037-1040
Number of pages4
JournalACS Macro Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 21 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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