Title

Synthesis of Block Copolymers of 2- and 4-Vinylpyridine by RAFT Polymerization

Abstract

The synthesis of block copolymers of 2- and 4-vinylpyridine (VP) by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization was discussed. All polymerization were conducted at 60 °C under a nitrogen atmosphere in septa-sealed vials. Absolute molecular weights were determined by online light scattering. Good end-group control was demonstrated by utilizing the resulting homopolymers as macro-chain-transfer agents.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Homopolymerization; Light scattering; Molecular weight; Monomers; Size exclusion chromatography; Synthesis (chemical), Radical polymerization, Block copolymers

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0024-9297

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 American Chemical Society (ACS), All rights reserved.

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