Cationic oligomerization and copolymerization with styrene of 2,3-diphenyl-1,3-butadiene by p-dicumylchloride/Lewis acid and "H2O"/Lewis acid systems

Gy Deák, S. Kéki, L. Bogács, Cs Bogács, M. Zsuga

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Homo and copolymerization with styrene of 2,3-diphenyl-1,3-butadiene (DPBD) were investigated in the presence of a variety of Lewis acids (LA) such as TiCl4, BCl3, AlCl3, and SnCl4. In the presence of "H2O" and 1,4-bis(2-chloro-2-propyl)benzene (p-dicumylchloride, p-DCC) initiators predominantly "unimers" and dimers are formed. The copolymerization of DPBD with styrene was achieved with the DPBD/Sty/p-DCC/Pyridine/TiCl4 system. Pure copolymer was obtained by fractional precipitation. The composition of the copolymer was determined by 1H-NMR spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-348
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry
Issue numberSUPPL. 5/6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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