Polyethylene-g-poly(cyclohexene oxide) by Mechanistic Transformation from ROMP to Visible Light-Induced Free Radical Promoted Cationic Polymerization


Ciftci M. , KORK S., XU G., BUCHMEISER M. R. , Yagci Y.

MACROMOLECULES, cilt.48, ss.1658-1663, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00086
  • Dergi Adı: MACROMOLECULES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1658-1663

Özet

A novel polymerization mechanism transformation strategy, combining ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) and visible light induced cationic polymerization, is successfully applied for the synthesis of polyethylene-graft-poly(cyclohexene oxide) (PE-g-PCHO). First, cis-cyclooctene (COE) was polymerized via ROMP in the presence of a chain transfer agent and quantitatively hydrobrominated to give bromo functional polyethylene (PE-Br). Subsequent irradiation of PE-Br in the visible range using dimanganese decacarbonyl (Mn-2(CO)(10)) and diphenyl iodonium hexafluorophosphate (Ph2I+PF6) as radical generator and oxidant, respectively, initiated cationic polymerization of cyclohexene oxide (CHO) resulting in the formation of PE-g-PCHO. The effect of irradiation time and Mn-2(CO)(10) concentration on the grafting density and efficiency was evaluated. Both the precursor polymers and the corresponding graft copolymers were characterized by H-1 NMR and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, gel-permeation chromatography (GPC), and differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) analyses.