Macro-azo-initiators having poly(ethylene glycol) units: Synthesis, characterization, and application to AB block copolymerization


Cvetkovska M., Lazarevic M., Koseva S., Baysal B., Hamurcu E., Uyanik N.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.65, no.11, pp.2173-2181, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.2173-2181

Abstract

Macro-azo-initiators (MAIs) having poly( ethylene glycol)(PEG) units were obtained by various multistep synthetic approaches. In the first stage, macro-azo-initiators of PEG type with azo groups inserted in the main chain were prepared. MAIs were then characterized by chemical analyses, spectral methods, H-1-NMR, GPC, and DSC techniques. They were used in the free-radical bulk polymerization of dicyclohexylitaconate to synthesize AB block copolymers of poly( ethylene glycol-b-dicyclohexylitaconate) (PEG-b-PDCHI). (C) 1997 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.