Synthesis and functionalization of isotactic poly(propylene) containing pendant styrene groups

Junfeng Zou, Chengang Cao, Jin Yong Dong, Youliang Hu, Tze Chiang Chung

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Abstract

Copolymerization of propylene and 1,4-divinyl-benzene was successfully performed by a MgCl2-supported TiCl4 catalyst, yielding isotactic poly(propylene) (i-PP) polymers containing a few pendant styrene groups. With a metalation reaction with butyllithium and a hydrochlorination reaction with dry hydrogen chloride, the pendant styrene groups were quantitatively transformed into benzyllithium and 1-chloroethylbenzene groups, respectively, which allowed the synthesis of i-PP-based graft copolymers by living anionic and atom transfer radical (ATRP) polymerization mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1797-1804
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume25
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 22 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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