Thermally Curable Polyoxanorbornene by Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization


TAŞDELEN M. A. , Durmaz H.

MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, vol.212, no.19, pp.2121-2126, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 212 Issue: 19
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/macp.201100258
  • Journal Name: MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2121-2126
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A novel norbornene monomer bearing a thermally curable benzoxazine group is synthesized and polymerized by ROMP using the Grubbs first-generation ruthenium catalyst. The (M) over bar (w) of the side-chain benzoxazine functionalized polyoxanorbornene can be up to 87 000 Da with unimodal molecular-weight distribution and narrow polydispersity between 1.18 and 1.65. Thermally activated ring-opening polymerization of benzoxazine moieties leads to the formation of highly cross-linked structures. The effects of molecular weight on the thermal ROP of polybenzoxazine precursors are examined.