Tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine (TPA,TPMA) is a tripodal ligand,commonly used to simulate the coordination environment within some proteins. It is also often used as a copper ligand in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) for the creation of telechelic polymers. The metal complex based on this N-containing ligand and cooper is the most often used catalyst in small amounts for ATRP without tedious purification to remove catalyst from final product.
Activators Regenerated by Electron Transfer for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Styrene.
Synthesis of high molecular weight poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile) copolymers with controlled architecture. 
Diminishing catalyst concentration in atom transfer radical polymerization with reducing agents. 
Use of ascorbic acid as reducing agent for synthesis of well-defined polymers by ARGET ATRP. 
ATRP for Everyone: Ligands and Initiators for the Clean Synthesis of Functional Polymers.
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