Metallocene-catalyzed copolymerization of MMA with anionically synthesized methacryloyl macromonomers

Christos Batis, Giorgos Karanikolopoulos, Marinos Pitsikalis, Nikos Hadjichristidis

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Well-defined graft copolymers with poly(methyl methacrylate) backbone and poly(styrene) (PS), poly(isoprene) (PI), or poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) branches were synthesized by combining anionic and metallocene catalyzed polymerization. The synthetic strategy involves the preparation of methacryloyl macromonomers of PS, PI, and PDMS by anionic polymerization, followed by copolymerization with methyl methacrylate using the highly reactive catalytic system Cp2ZrMe2/B(C6F5)3/ZnEt2. The macromonomers and the fractionated graft copolymers were characterized by size exclusion chromatography, low-angle laser light scattering, and 1H NMR spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8925-8930
Number of pages6
Issue number24
StatePublished - Nov 28 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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