Inclusion Polymerization within a Tris(2,3-naphthylenedioxy)cyclotriphosphazene Clathrate

Harry R. Allcock, Eric N. Silverberg, Gary K. Dudley, Shawn R. Pucher

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The inclusion and 60Co γ-ray initiated polymerization of olefinic and acrylic monomers within the 10 Å clathrate-tunnels formed by tris(2,3-naphthylenedioxy)cyclotriphosphazene is described. Methyl acrylate, butyl acrylate, hexyl acrylate, octyl acrylate,isoprene, dimethylbutadiene, acrylonitrile, and methacrylonitrile monomers were included by direct contact imbibition. The resultant polymers were characterized by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy, and the molecular weights were estimated by gel permeation chromatography and solution viscometry. The results are explained in terms of the host/guest relationship and structure. Comparisons are made where appropriate to similar polymers synthesized previously within the 5 Å tunnel of tris(o-phenylenedioxy)cyclotriphosphazene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7550-7555
Number of pages6
Issue number26
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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