Poly(methyl methacrylate)-graft-poly-[bis(trifluoroethoxy)phosphazene] copolymers: Synthesis, characterization, and effects of polyphosphazene incorporation

Harry R. Allcock, Eric S. Powell, Andrew E. Maher, Erik B. Berda

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Abstract

The synthesis of graft copolymers of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) with linear polyphosphazene side-chain grafts was discussed. A living, cationic polymerization was used to first synthesize well-defined styryl-telechelic polyphosphazenes that bear appropriate side groups. The terminal styrene unit was then copolymerized with methyl methacrylate to yield a graft copolymer. It was found the refractive indices of the copolymers were strongly influenced by the large amount of fluorine present in the grafts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5824-5829
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecules
Volume37
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 27 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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