Synthesis and hydrolysis of poly(norbornene)/poly(acrylic acid) graft copolymers synthesized via a combination of atom-transfer radical polymerization and ring-opening metathesis polymerization

Robert M. Kriegel, William S. Rees, Marcus Weck

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Abstract

A synthetic strategy toward the rapid synthesis and hydrolysis of poly(norbornene)/Poly(acrylic acid) graft copolymers using the combination of atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), was discussed. The functional monomer design contains a polymerizable unit for ROMP, a side chain for ATRP initiation, and a linker between the side chain for ATRP initiation. The monomers were synthesized from 5-norbornene-2-carbonyl chloride through the condensation of either triethylene glycol monoethyl ether monomethyl ether. The results show that the combination of these two highly controlled polymerization methods allows for a modular approach toward the synthesis of graft copolymer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6644-6649
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecules
Volume37
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 24 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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