Polymer-related chemicals


RAFT agents for mass production

This is a one-terminal reaction type RAFT agent that is suited to the polymerization of methacrylate. It can also be used for polymerization of styrene and acrylate.

  • One-terminal extension type
  • Applicable to acrylate, methacrylate, etc.
Absorption spectrum of RAFT-009
Chemical name 2-Cyano-2-propyl dodecyl trithiocarbonate
CAS RN® 870196-83-1
Molecular weight 345.63

Physical properties


Orangish yellow ,oily

Odor Sulfur odor
Melting point No data (liquid at ordinary temperature)

Isopropanol, acetone, PGME, PGMEA: Soluble

Water: Insoluble

Storage conditions

Storage conditions Store away from sunlight in the refrigerator(lower than 10 °C = 50°F)

An example of polymerization

Synthesis of polymethyl methacrylate

  • 1

    Add V-601 (100 mg) and PGMEA (9.90 g) to a 10-mL vial to prepare 1 wt% PGMEA solution.

  • 2

    To a 50-mL eggplant-shaped flask,
    add RAFT agent (2-cyano-2-propyl dodecyl trithiocarbonate) (0.189 g, 0.546 mmol),
    Methyl methacrylate (8.0 g, 80 mmol),
    PGMEA (5.1 g), and
    [1] (5.1 g, 0.136 mmol as V-601) and allow them to dissolve.

  • 3

    When [2] is completely dissolved, attach a reflux tube and conduct bubbling with nitrogen for 30 minutes under room temperature.

  • 4

    Let it react for 5 hours in an oil bath at 75ºC under nitrogen atmosphere.

  • 5

    Polymethyl methacrylate with Mw = 14,400, Mw/Mn = 1.24 is obtained by GPC analysis of the formed polymer.

Monomer compatibility

  • structural formula of Styrene

  • structural formula of Acrylate

  • structural formula of Acrylamide

  • structural formula of Methacrylate

  • structural formula of Methacrylamide

  • structural formula of Vinyl ester

    Vinyl ester×
  • structural formula of Vinylamide


Related items

V-601Oil soluble

  • Non-nitrile azo initiator as an alternative to AIBN
  • With equivalent polymerization activity of AIBN. Efficiency of polymerization rises in alcohol solvents
  • 10 Hour half-life decomposition temperature: 66℃
Structural formula of V-601 View

AIBNOil soluble

  • The most common azo initiator
  • 10 Hour half-life decomposition temperature: 65℃
Structural formula of AIBN View