Living anionic surface initiated polymerization (SIP) of styrene clay surfaces

Q. Zhou, X. Fan, C. Xia, J. Mays, R. Advincula

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Abstract

Anionic surface initiated polymerization (SIP) was investigated to improve the stabilities and grafting densities of polymers on clay. This is a challenge because of the difficulties with the anionic polymerization mechanism and the presence of adventitious H2O molecules in silicates and clay. Our results showed the living anionic polymerization was only possible with the 1,1-diphenylethylene (DPE) initiator and a reaction protocol involving heating to 120°C. The reaction serves to distinguish between surface and intergallery initiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2465-2467
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Materials Science(all)

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