Poly(methylmethacrylate-dimethylsiloxane) triblock copolymers synthesized by transition metal mediated living radical polymerization: bulk and surface characterization
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Poly(methylmethacrylate-dimethylsiloxane) triblock copolymers synthesized by transition metal mediated living radical polymerization: bulk and surface characterization. EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, 39 (1). pp. 5-13. ISSN 0014-3057Full text not available from this repository.
Well-defined poly(MMA-b-DMS-b-MMA) triblock copolymers were prepared by copper(l) mediated living radical polymerization. This was achieved by polymerization of methylmethacrylate (MMA) with different concentrations of 2-bromoisobutyrate terminated polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). The polymerization occurred in controlled manner with the molecular weight found by H-1 NMR close to that predicted and a narrow molecular weight distribution (M-w/M-n similar to 1.2). Copolymers were obtained with M-n = 2100, 4900, 10 100 and 29 500 g mol(-1) respectively with poly(MMA) (PMMA) terminal blocks and a central PDMS block of 5500 gmol(-1) in each case. DSC analysis showed most of the poly(MMA-b-DMS-b-MMA) triblock copolymers exhibits two T-g's, one at low temperature corresponding to the T-g of PDMS microphase and a second at high temperature corresponding to the T-g of the PMMA microphase. TEM images show microphase segregation morphology in bulk for the triblock copolymers, with a higher degree of segregation for copolymers containing higher PDMS content. XPS measurements were performed to determine the chemical composition at the surface. For all the copolymers PDMS enrichment is observed at the surface. Copolymers containing higher percentage of PDMS exhibit higher phase separation and better enrichment of PDMS at the surface. The surface tension determined by contact angle measurements of the copolymer film containing 59 mol% of PDMS was 19.15 mN m(-1). (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 5-13|
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