SYNTHESIS OF STYRENE-TETRAHYDROFURAN BRANCHED BLOCK COPOLYMERS


HAZER B.

EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, vol.27, no.9, pp.975-978, 1991 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0014-3057(91)90043-n
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.975-978

Abstract

A new multifunctional cationic initiator, bis (3,5-di-bromemethyl benzoyl) peroxide, was synthesized from 3,5-dibromomethyl benzoyl bromide and sodium peroxide. The initiator was treated with silver hexafluoroantimonate to prepare branched polytetrahydrofuran (poly-THF) with four arms. Branched poly-THF having the peroxide group in the chain were used in the polymerization of styrene (St) at 80-degrees to obtain THF-St branched block copolymer in high yield.