Patent Number: 8,796,386

Title: Thiocarbonyl compound and process for producing polymer using same and that polymer

Abstract: A thiocarbonyl compound represented by the following formula (a) is useful as a RAFT agent. By using this, a process for producing a polymer having a excellent reactivity or monomer conversion rate and its polymer are provided. In the following formula (a), n indicates 1 to 6, and Z indicates an organic group selected from a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl ##STR00001##

Inventors: Musashi; Naoki (Namerikawa, JP), Shibata; Atsushi (Namerikawa, JP), Yamagata; Noboru (Namerikawa, JP)

Assignee: Nippon Carbide Industries Co., Ltd.

International Classification: C08F 265/06 (20060101); C07C 327/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018