Synthesis of graft copolymer polyethylene-graft-poly(ethylene oxide) by a new anionic graft-from polymerization

Yingying Lu, Shangtao Chen, Youliang Hu, T. C. Chung

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Abstract

A series of amphiphilic graft copolymers, PE-graft-PEO, containing hydrophobic polyethylene (PE) as the backbone and hydrophilic poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) as the side-chain, have been synthesized by a novel route. The graft structure and the molecular weight, as well as the molecular weight distribution of the graft copolymer can easily be controlled. The molecular weight of the side-chain PEO is proportional to the reaction time and the monomer concentration, which indicates the 'living' character of the anionic polymerization of ethylene oxide. The produced copolymers PE-graft-PEO were characterized by 1H NMR and DSC measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1963-1967
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer International
Volume53
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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