The living anionic synthesis of star shaped poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene) homopolymers was carried out via an 'arm first' methodology utilizing divinyl benzene as the core forming monomer. Through analysis of the kinetics of poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene) homopolymerization using in-situ FTIR spectroscopy, it was found that the coupling of the homopolymers arms to the divinyl benzene core is maximized. Selective hydrogenation of the poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene) arms resulted in novel polymers with interesting performance.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Aug 1|
|Event||Washington,DC. Meeting - Washington, DC, USA|
Duration: 2000 Aug 20 → 2000 Aug 24
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics