Synthesis of functionalized polypropylene and polypropylene-polymethylmethacrylate graft copolymer

D. Rhubright, Tze-chiang Chung

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Abstract

The borane and α-olefin copolymerization technique allows us to overcome the difficulties usually associated with functionalizing polyolefins. By controlling the amount of borane monomer incorporation, we can tailor both the crystallinity and the polarity of the resulting copolymers. The functional PP has found applications for supported catalysts and for improved adhesion in PP-aluminum composites. The ultimate goal of this work is to produce various graft copolymers of polyolefins for use as compatiblizers in blends and composites. The borane method allows us to form grafts of MMA, styrene, acrylamide, acrylonitrile, etc. on isostatic polyolefins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
PublisherPubl by ACS
Pages112-113
Number of pages2
Volume67
ISBN (Print)0841222169
StatePublished - 1992
EventProceedings of the American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials - Science and Engineering - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Aug 23 1992Aug 27 1992

Other

OtherProceedings of the American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials - Science and Engineering
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period8/23/928/27/92

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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