High temperature copolymerization of styrene and maleic anhydride in propagating polymerization front

Judit Szalay, István Nagy, István Bányai, György Deák, György Bazsa, Miklós Zsuga

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The synthesis of poly(styrene-maleic anhydride) copolymers by frontal polymerization is reported. The propagating front can be achieved if the mole fraction of styrene (St) is 0.3 ≤ St ≤ 0.7 in the feed. Depending on the St/MA mole ratio alternating St-MA-St-MA copolymers (St/MA ≤ 1) or (St-MA)n-(St-St-St)m block copolymers (St/MA > 1) are formed. The microstructure of the copolymers obtained was estimated by means of 13C NMR spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-318
Number of pages4
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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