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116 | 2018
Annuaire du Collège de France 2015-2016
Résumé des cours et travaux 116e année
Autres enseignements et recherches
IV. Conférenciers invités

Four conferences

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
p. 683

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Cycle de quatre conférences prononcées les 11, 18, 25 mai et le 2 juin 2016 (invitation sur proposition du Pr Clément Sanchez). Certaines conférences sont disponibles en audio ou en vidéo sur le site internet du Collège de France :

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Atom transfer radical polymerization – from mechanism and synthesis to materials and applications

1A general introduction to controlled radical polymerization is followed by discussion on mechanistic and synthetic aspects of atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). Then some examples of polymers with controlled architecture are illustrated by molecular brushes with more deep discussion of their properties and potential applications. A few examples of hybrid materials and bioconjugates are provided. Finally, some commercial applications of polymers made by ATRP are reviewed.

Taming radicals behavior in controlled radical polymerization

2Fundamentals and peculiarities of radical polymerizations with reversible deactivation are discussed in detailed with emphasis on systems with persistent radical effect. This is followed by structure reactivity correlation for alkyl halide initiators, catalysts, solvents and other additives needed for ATRP at low concentration of Cu catalysts. The selection of initiators and catalysts for ATRP of various monomers and under various conditions is reviewed.

Precise polymer architecture by macromolecular engineering

3Three aspects of architectural control including polymer composition, topology and functionality, are discussed and illustrated by block, gradient and periodic copolymers, stars, combs, (hyper)branched and network systems as well as various functional polymers, such as telechelics, functional miktoarm stars and STEM gels. All components of polymer architecture are precisely designed and synthetically carried out using concepts of macromolecular engineering.

Functional hybrid and bioconjugate materials by ATRP

4Several examples of organic/inorganic hybrid materials based on growth of precisely controlled polymer chains covalently attached to inorganic substrates including nanoparticles, flat and cylindrical substrates are discussed together with their properties and applications. In a similar way, various bioconjugates with proteins and nucleic acid were prepared via different techniques. Their properties and applications are presented. Future trends in synthetic polymer chemistry are reviewed.

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Bibliographical reference

Annuaire du Collège de France 2015-2016. Résumé des cours et travaux 116e année, Paris, Collège de France, juin 2018, p. 683. ISBN 978-2-7226-0482-7

Electronic reference

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, « Four conferences », L’annuaire du Collège de France [Online], 116 | 2018, Online since 02 July 2018, connection on 06 May 2021. URL : ; DOI :

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About the author

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Professeur à l’université Carnegie-Mellon de Pittsburgh (États-Unis)

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