Chapter Four

Mechanistic Perspectives on Stereocontrol in Lewis Acid-Mediated Radical Polymerization

Lessons from Small-Molecule Synthesis

Benjamin B. Noble and Michelle L. Coote1     ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia1 Corresponding author: E-mail: 


The regulation of stereochemistry in radical polymerization has thus far proved enormously challenging, being the subject of more than 50 years of intense and innovative research. The relatively recent development of living radical polymerization has revitalized interest in stereocontrol, as the lack of tacticity control is now the greatest obstacle to the synthesis ...

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