Polyolefins containing `reactive' p-methylstyrene groups: From high Tm thermoplastics to low Tg elastomers

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Abstract

A new class of polyolefin co- and terpolymers containing `reactive' p-methylstyrene groups will be discussed, which includes high Tm approximately 160 °C thermoplastics to low Tg <-50 °C elastomers. The chemistry involves copolymerization of α-olefins (i.e. ethylene, propylene, 1-octene, etc.) and p-methylstyrene (p-ms), using metallocene technology. In turn, the p-ms groups in polyolefin are very versatile and can be interconverted to desirable functional groups or produce graft copolymers, such as PE-g-PS, PE-g-PMMA, PP-g-PMMA and EP-g-PMMA. They are very effectively interfacial reagents and can dramatically increase the interaction between polyolefin and other materials, such as nylons, glass and metals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1813-1815
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 56th Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC. Part 1 (of 3) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Apr 26 1998Apr 30 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 56th Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC. Part 1 (of 3)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period4/26/984/30/98

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Chung, T. (1998). Polyolefins containing `reactive' p-methylstyrene groups: From high Tm thermoplastics to low Tg elastomers. 1813-1815. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 56th Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC. Part 1 (of 3), Atlanta, GA, USA, .