Solution properties and chain flexibility of poly(p-tert-butylstyrene)

Jimmy W. Mays*, William M. Ferry, Nikolaos Hadjichristidis, Walter G. Funk, Lewis J. Fetters

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The dilute solution properties of anionically synthesized poly(p-tert-butylstyrene) (PtBS) were studied in tetrahydrofuran, cyclohexane 1,4-dioxane, 1-nitropropane and 2-octanol. Cyclohexane and tetrahydrofuran are good solvents for PtBS, 1,4-dioxane is of intermediate solvent power, and 1-nitropropane and 2-octanol are theta solvents. The unperturbed dimension results show PtBS to be a more extended chain than polystyrene. These observations are interpreted in light of rotational isomeric state (RIS) models for polystyrene and poly(p-chlorostyrene) and experimental data available for polystyrene and its substituted derivatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


  • intrinsic viscosities
  • poly(p-tert-butylstyrene)
  • unperturbed chain dimensions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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