1,4-polybutadiene-based particles prepared by aqueous suspension ring-opening metathesis polymerization

Abraham Chemtob, Valérie Héroguez*, Yves Gnanou

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This paper describes two different strategies to obtain stable beads of 1,4-polybutadiene (PB) by suspension ring-opening metathesis of 1,5-cyclooctadiene carried out in water. Both rest on the use of amphiphilic stabilizing agents whose hydrophilic/hydrophobic balance was finely tuned. A norbornenyl-ended poly(styrene-b-ethylene oxide) macromonomer and an in situ prepared poly(butadiene-g-ethylene oxide) graft copolymer provided the required stability for PB beads in the range of 20 μm to remain suspended in water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7619-7627
Number of pages9
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 5 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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