Synthesis of model PS(PI)5 and (PI)5PS(PI)5 nonlinear block copolymers of styrene (S) and isoprene (I)

Gabriel Velis*, Nikolaos Hadjichristidis

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Stoichiometric amounts of hexafunctional chlorosilane was used to synthesize copolymers of polystyrene (PS) and polyisoprene (PI). Two new architectures, 6μ-star PS(PI)5 and α,ω-branched (PI)5PS(PI)5, of nonlinear block copolymers with hexafunctional branch points were synthesized by anionic polymerization using 1,2-bis(trichlorosilyl)ethane as the linking agent. α,ω-Branched polybutadienes were also prepared by this method and by the hydrogenation of the corresponding polyethylenes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-536
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry


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