Preparation of a polyethylene latex by catalytic hydrogenation of a polybuta-1,4-diene-based dispersion

Abraham Chemtob, Valérie Heroguez*, Yves Gnanou

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Abstract

Fully linear polyethylene-based latexes have been prepared by the hydrogenation of polybuta-1,4-diene dispersions. The latter were synthesized via dispersion ringopening metathesis polymerization of cycloocta-1,5-diene, and hydrogenated using RuCl2(PPh3)3 as catalyst, without any further treatment. A high hydrogenation efficiency was achieved as demonstrated by different techniques including DSC, and 1H NMR and FT-IR spectroscopy. The hydrogenation process could be carried out without detrimental effect on particle size and colloidal stability as evidenced by optical microscopy and light scattering analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1711-1715
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume26
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

Keywords

  • Hydrogenation
  • Latex
  • Polybutadiene
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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