POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES

SPECIALTY POLYMERS

In collaboration with CSIRO, our block copolymers are synthesised using RAFT polymerisation; a CSIRO patented technology. 

 

Due to its compatibility with conventional polymerisation reactors, RAFT is a scalable manufacturing process that allows for facile synthesis of these block copolymers, affording control over polymer design and size.

RAFT is free radical polymerisation performed in the presence of a RAFT chain transfer agent.  It is a small organic molecule which when chosen appropriately, controls the polymer chain growth during the polymerisation process.

THE RESEARCH TEAM

Dr Tony Pierlot

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Dr Debra Hamilton

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