Synthesis of poly(t-butyl acrylate) macromonomers

Katherine Antolin, Jean Philippe Lamps, Paul Rempp, Yves Gnanou*

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Teyssié et al. have recently shown that anionic polymerization of hindered acrylates exhibits the characteristic features of 'living' systems, provided LiCl is used in order to decrease the nucleophilicity of the growing carbanion. This paper extends Teyssié's method to the synthesis of various model poly(t-butyl acrylate)s, emphasis being put on the macromolecular engineering aspect. We have synthesized linear poly(t-butyl acrylate) over a broad range of molecular weights (3000-200000), using successively monofunctional and difunctional initiators. Tailor-made poly(t-butyl acrylate) macromonomers were also obtained by deactivation of the living sites with an electrophilic unsaturation either styrenic or methacrylic. Accurate characterization of the various model polymers (gel permeation chromatography, light scattering, end-group analysis) was performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)967-970
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • macromonomers
  • poly(t-butyl acrylate)
  • synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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