Polymer-related chemicals


RAFT agents for mass production


This is a both-terminal reaction type RAFT agent that can be used to polymerize styrene, acrylate, etc.

  • Both-terminal extension type
  • Applicable to styrene, acrylate, etc.
Absorption spectrum of RAFT-011
Chemical name S,S-Dibenzyl trithiocarbonate
CAS RN® 26504-29-0
Molecular weight 290.47

Physical properties


Yellow,crystalline powder - mass

Odor Light sulfur odor
Melting point 28~31℃

Methanol, ethanol, acetone: 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 poly(n-butyl acrylate)

  • 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 (S,S-dibenzyl trithiocarbonate) (0.158 g, 0.544 mmol),
    n-butyl acrylate (8.00 g, 62 mmol),
    PGMEA (5.1 g), and
    [1] (3.13 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 2 hours in an oil bath at 75ºC under nitrogen atmosphere.

  • 5

    Poly(n-butyl acrylate) with Mw = 13,900, Mw/Mn = 1.20 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