Synthesis of polyolefin graft copolymers by borane approach

G. J. Jiang, D. Rhubright, R. L. Bernard, T. C. Chung

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Abstract

This paper describes another use of borane containing polyolefins, which are served as intermediates for the preparations of polyolefin graft copolymers, such as PP-g-PMMA, PP-g-PVA, polyoctene-g-PMMA, EP-g-PMMA, Butyl Rubber-g-PMMA. In general the copolymer has polyolefin backbone and several free radical polymerized polymers bonded at the side chains. The chemistry to prepare this type of graft copolymers is based on the graft from reaction by using the borane containing polyolefins. It is interesting to note that one of the additional advantages in borane initiators is the ability to initiate the polymerization at low temperature. Peroxides and azo initiators when used alone usually require considerable heat input to decompose and thereby to generate free radical. Elevation of the temperature often causes significant reduction in molecular weight of polymer accompanied by the loss of important properties of the polymer.

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
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0841226644
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
EventProceedings of the American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials - Science and Engineering - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Apr 18 1993Apr 23 1993

Publication series

NamePolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
Volume68
ISSN (Print)0743-0515

Other

OtherProceedings of the American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials - Science and Engineering
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period4/18/934/23/93

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Jiang, G. J., Rhubright, D., Bernard, R. L., & Chung, T. C. (1993). Synthesis of polyolefin graft copolymers by borane approach. In Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering; Vol. 68). Publ by ACS.