Poly(N-vinylimidazole)-l-poly(tetrahydrofuran) amphiphilic conetworks and gels. II. Unexpected dependence of the reactivity of poly(tetrahydrofuran) macromonomer cross-linker on molecular weight in copolymerization with N-vinylimidazole

Csaba Fodor, Béla Iván

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Abstract

No absract. In the course of the synthesis of poly(N-vinylimidazole)-l- poly(tetrahydrofuran) (PVIm-l-PTHF; "-l- "stands for "linked by") amphiphilic conetworks, it was surprisingly found that higher molecular weight methacrylate-telechelic PTHF (PTHFDMA) bismacromonomers were incorporated into the conetworks with higher extent than that of shorter chains. This striking observation of the enhanced apparent reactivity of PTHFDMA with its increasing molecular weight is explained by uneven partitioning of VIm between the solution and the volume occupied by the hydrophobic PTHF attached with the growing chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4729-4734
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume49
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2011

Keywords

  • copolymerization
  • macromonomers
  • networks
  • poly(N-vinylimidazole)
  • poly(tetrahydrofuran)
  • reactivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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