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Startup to commercialize Veige Group catalyst for cyclic polymers

Brent Sumerlin to receive the 2024 Mark Scholar Award

Butler Polymer Research Laboratory

Highlight Publications

Bulk depolymerization of poly(methyl methacrylate) via chain-end initiation for catalyst-free reversion to monomer

James B. Young,# Rhys W. Hughes,# Ariana M. Tamura, Laura S. Bailey, Kevin A. Stewart, Brent S. Sumerlin

Chem 2023, 9, 2669-2682


Polymers prepared via reversible-deactivation radical polymerization (RDRP) can be thermally triggered to depolymerize back to monomer, with the recovered monomer being amenable to repolymerization to generate virgin polymer.

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