Living carbocationic polymerization XXIV. Slow initiation by 1-methoxy-1-methylcyclohexane/TiCl4 and trans-2,5-diacetoxy-2, 5-dimethyl-3-hexene/BCl3 initiating systems

B. Ivan, M. Zsuga, F. Gruber, J. P. Kennedy

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This study concerns slow initiation of living polymerization of isobutylene by 1-methoxy-1-methylcyclohexane/TiCl4 and trans-2,5-diacetoxy-2,5-dimethyl-3-hexene/BCl3 combinations. Experimental data indicates that the average molecular weight (M̄n) and the number of polymer molecules (N), consequently initiating efficiencies (Ieff), increase monotonically with j, the number of incremental monomer addition. However, as a result of slow initiation, higher than ideal M̄n's, polydispersities (M̄w/M̄n), and lower than ideal Ns are obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-34
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1988
EventPolymer Preprints - American Chemical Society - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Sep 25 1988Sep 30 1988

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  • Polymers and Plastics

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