Synthesis and properties of polydimethylsiloxane-containing block copolymers via living radical polymerization
UNSPECIFIED (2001) Synthesis and properties of polydimethylsiloxane-containing block copolymers via living radical polymerization. JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 39 (11). pp. 1833-1842. ISSN 0887-624XFull text not available from this repository.
Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) block copolymers were synthesized by using PDMS macroinitiators with copper-mediated living radical polymerization. Diamino PDMS led to initiators that gac-e ABA block copolymers, but there was low initiator efffciency and molecular weights are somewhat uncontrolled. The use of mono- and difunctional carbinol-hydroxyl functional initiators led to AB and ABA block copolymers with nar row polydispersity indices (PDIs) and controlled number-average molecular weights (M-n's). Polymerization with methyl methacrylate (MMA) and X-dimethyl aminoethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA) was discovered with a range of molecular weights produced. Polymerizations proceeded with excellent first-order kinetics indicative of living polymerization. ABA block copolymers with MMA were prepared with between 28 and 84 wt % poly(methyl methacrylate) with M-n's between 7.6 and 35 K (PDI <1.30), which show thermal transitions characteristic of block copolymers: ABA block copolymers with DMAEMA led to amphiphilic block copolymers with M-n's between 9.5 and 4.5.7 K (PDIs of 1.25-1.70), which formed aggregates in solution with a critical micelle concentration of 0.1 g dm(-3) as determined by pyrene fluorimetry experiments. Monocarbinol functional PDMS gave AB block copolymers with both MMA and DMAEMA. (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY|
|Publisher:||JOHN WILEY & SONS INC|
|Date:||1 June 2001|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 1833-1842|
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