Nitroxide-mediated controlled radical polymerizations of styrene derivatives

P.J.M. Stals, T.N.T. Phan, D. Gigmes, T.F.E. Paffen, E.W. Meijer, A.R.A. Palmans

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Several (protected) amine and alcohol functionalized styrene monomers were synthesized via readily accessible synthetic routes. The controlled radical copolymerization of these functionalized styrene monomers with styrene was performed using two alkoxyamines, namely N-(2-methylpropyl)-N-(1- diethylphosphono-2,2-dimethylpropyl)-O-(2-carboxylprop-2-yl) hydroxylamine (MAMA-SG1) and N-tert-butyl-N-(2-methyl-1-phenylpropyl)-O-(1-phenylethyl) hydroxylamine. The copolymers obtained showed low polydispersities, controlled molecular weights, and a random topology. The thermal properties of the polymers were determined with differential scanning calorimetry. All polymers were amorphous and showed glass transition temperatures between 40 and 111 °C. Deprotection of the copolymers afforded amine or alcohol pendant polystyrenes which were readily functionalized with isocyanates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)780-791
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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