Synthesis of liquid crystalline graft and block copolymers by sequential cationic and free-radical polymerizations


Serhatli E. , GALLI G., YAGCI Y. , LAUS M., ANGELONI S., CHIELLINI E.

DESIGNED MONOMERS AND POLYMERS, vol.2, no.3, pp.259-265, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/156855599x00089
  • Title of Journal : DESIGNED MONOMERS AND POLYMERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-265

Abstract

New graft and block copolymers were synthesized by two procedures, each consisting of a sequence of cationic and free-radical polymerization reactions. One polymer component was a liquid crystalline side-group polymer, with the other polymer component being incorporated in crystalline grafts or in amorphous blocks. The copolymers were microphase-separated and underwent thermal transitions (glass, melting, isotropization) of each individual component.