Controlled radical copolymerization of styrene and maleic anhydride and the synthesis of novel polyolefin-based block copolymers by reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) polymerization

J.A.M. Brouwer, de, M.A.J. Schellekens, B. Klumperman, M.J. Monteiro, A.L. German

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Abstract

Reversible addn.-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) was applied to the copolymn. of styrene and maleic anhydride. The product had a low polydispersity and a predetd. molar mass. Novel, well-defined polyolefin-based block copolymers were prepd. with a macromol. RAFT agent prepd. from a com. available polyolefin (Kraton L-1203). The second block consisted of either polystyrene or poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride). The colored, labile dithioester moiety in the product of the RAFT polymns. could be removed from the polymer chain by UV irradn.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3596-3603
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume38
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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