- Volume 2 Issue 3
Carbocationic polymerization is widely applied to prepare polymers from electron-rich monomers. The reaction is usually uncontrollable due to many side reactions and explosively fast rate of polymerization. In a living polymerization, however, the reaction is controlled as designed, and many workers reported many successful cases recently. In this review several ways of living carbocationic polymerization were illustrated, and they were connected together under a basic principle.