13C NMR spectral assignments of methacrylic acid/acrylonitrile statistical copolymers

Janos D. Borbely, David J.T. Hill, Anthony P. Lang, James H. O'Donnell

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Copolymerization of methacrylic acid (M) and acrylonitrile (A) in bulk at 60°C gives a statistical copolymer. Through the use of 1H, 13C, DEPT and twodimensional NMR techniques, the observed resonances in the NMR spectra of these copolymers can be assigned, and thus provide detailed information about the microstructure of the polymer at the diad, triad and tetrad levels. Configurational effects have also been shown to play an important role, although in all cases the chemical shift differences resulting from configurational variation are smaller than those resulting from sequence variation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-179
Number of pages9
JournalPolymer International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991



  • NMR
  • acylonitrile
  • assignments
  • copolymers
  • methacrylic acid
  • microstructures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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