Synthesis of methacrylic multi-arm star copolymers by ''arm-first'' group transfer polymerisation
UNSPECIFIED (1997) Synthesis of methacrylic multi-arm star copolymers by ''arm-first'' group transfer polymerisation. MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 198 (3). pp. 871-881. ISSN 1022-1352Full text not available from this repository.
Methacrylic star polymers were synthesized by the ''arm-first'' method of star polymer formation by the addition of difunctional monomer, ethylene glycol dimethacrylate, to living linear poly(methyl methacrylate) as prepared by group transfer polymerisation (GTP). The effects of living polymer concentration and ratio of difunctional monomer to living polymer are discussed, and show how macromolecular design and control may be imposed on the number of arms and molecular weight of the star polymer. Diluting the difunctional crosslinking monomer with monomer has been examined with the view to establishing funtionalisation of the star core.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS|
|Publisher:||HUTHIG & WEPF VERLAG|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 871-881|
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