Living polymerization of isobutylene initiated by p-dicumyl chloride/BCl3/n-Bu4NX systems

Gy Deák, M. Zsuga, T. Kelen

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The 1,4-di-(2-chloro-2-propyl)-benzene (pDCC)/BCl3/IB system was investigated in the presence and absence of n-Bu4NX. The presence of n-Bu4NX (X=Cl or I) changes the mechanism increasing the living character of the polymerization of isobutylene in both cases. When n-Bu4NCl is added, BCl4- is formed and as a common ion in excess it shifts the dissociation equilibrium toward the non-dissociated species. In the case of the addition of n-Bu4NI, an exchange reaction between the gegenions, i.e., BCl4- and BCl3I- has been recognised and a possible reaction mechanism is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-246
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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