Facile synthesis of epoxystyrene and its copolymerisations with styrene by living free radical and atom transfer radical strategies

Jones, Richard G. and Yoon, Sangwoong and Nagasaki, Yukio (1999) Facile synthesis of epoxystyrene and its copolymerisations with styrene by living free radical and atom transfer radical strategies. Polymer, 40 (9). pp. 2411-2418. ISSN 0032-3861. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Epoxystyrene (ethenylphenyloxirane) has been synthesised in a single-stage process by mono-epoxidation of divinylbenzene using magnesium monoperoxyphthalic acid. Copolymers of epoxystyrene and styrene were then synthesised by living free radical polymerisation and atom transfer radical polymerisation methods. In both cases the oxirane group of epoxystyrene was found to be stable under the conditions of polymerisation, though at the temperatures required for LFRP, copolymers with bimodal molecular weight distributions resulted. In contrast, as long as the temperature used for ATRP was kept below 100 degrees C, copolymers with narrow, monomodal distributions could be obtained. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: epoxystyrene; styrene; living radical copolymerisation
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2009 19:42
Last Modified: 27 May 2014 14:12
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16878 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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