Solution Properties and Unperturbed Dimensions of Stereoirregular Poly(tert-butyl methacrylates)

Anthony Karandinos, Shouyan Nan, Jimmy W. Mays*, Nikos Hadjichristidis

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A comparative study of the dilute-solution properties of poly(tert-butyl methacrylate) prepared by anionic and free-radical polymerization mechanisms is reported. The latter material has a substantially higher syndiotactic triad content than does the former (59 % versus 45 %). Significant differences are noted in both thermodynamic (second virial coefficient) and transport (intrinsic viscosity) properties, as well as in the characteristic ratios of these materials. The more highly syndiotactic free-radical polymer is substantially more flexible and exhibits a greater degree of polymer-solvent interaction as compared to the anionically polymerized material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2007-2010
Number of pages4
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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