Synthesis of syndiotactic polystyrene (s-PS) containing a terminal polar group and diblock copolymers containing s-PS and polar polymers

Guangxue Xu, T. C. Chung

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Abstract

A method for the preparation of new functionalized s-polystyrene (S-PS) polymers - s-PS containing a terminal polar group and a s-PS diblock copolymer containing a s-PS and a polar polymer block - is presented. The in situ chain transfer reaction to borane during titanocene-catalyzed styrene polymerization provides a convenient and effective route for preparing borane-terminated s-PS, which is a very valuable intermediate for preparing functionalized s-PS with a polar end group or diblock copolymer containing a polyolefin and functional polymer segments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8689-8692
Number of pages4
JournalMacromolecules
Volume32
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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