Solution properties and characteristic ratio of near-monodisperse poly(tert-butyl methacrylate)

Anthony Karandinos*, Jimmy W. Mays, Nikolaos Hadjichristidis

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The dilute solution properties of six near-monodisperse samples of poly(tert-butyl methacrylate) covering the molecular weight range {Mathematical expression} are reported. Unperturbed chain dimensions were derived from a combination of light scattering and intrinsic viscosity data. A characteristic ratio (C) of 12.0 was obtained in the theta solvent cyclohexane at 10°C. This C value is considerably larger than the value of 8.8 reported previously for poly(n-butyl methacrylate) and reflects the greater bulkiness of the tert-butyl substituent and also, possibly, tacticity effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-254
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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