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Butler Polymer Research Laboratory

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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

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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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