N-ALKOXY PYRIDINIUM ION TERMINATED POLYTETRAHYDROFURANS - SYNTHESIS AND THEIR USE IN PHOTOINITIATED BLOCK COPOLYMERIZATION


HIZAL G. , YAGCI Y. , SCHNABEL W.

POLYMER, vol.35, no.20, pp.4443-4448, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 20
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0032-3861(94)90105-8
  • Title of Journal : POLYMER
  • Page Numbers: pp.4443-4448

Abstract

Living polytetrahydrofuran was terminated with pyridinium or isoquinolinium N-oxide to yield polymers with the corresponding end groups. Direct and sensitized irradiation of these photoactive polytetrahydro-furans produced alkoxyl radicals at both chain ends capable of initiating the radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate. In this way, triblock copolymers were formed. The block copolymer composition was determined with the aid of g.p.c. and optical and H-1 n.m.r. spectroscopy.