Synthesis of high molecular weight near-monodisperse poly(4-methylstyrene) by anionic polymerization

Jimmy W. Mays*, Nikolaos Hadjichristidis

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Abstract

The synthesis of high molecular weight near-monodisperse poly(4-methylstyrene) is described. The polymerizations were conducted using sec-butyllithium as initiator and benzene as solvent. Chain transfer involving the p-methyl group is effectively prevented by the combination of low polymerization temperature (0°C) and limited (<60%) conversion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-474
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume22
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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