One new and one established functional cyclooctene were prepared and (co)polymerized using ring-opening metathesis polymerization. The resulting polymers were hydrogenated to yield the corresponding functional polyolefins that were structurally equivalent to copolymers of ethylene and either methyl methacrylate, t-butyl acrylate, or acrylic acid after deprotection. The copolymers that incorporate methyl methacrylate into the backbone were used as compatibilizers for poly(methyl methacrylate)/polyethylene blends. The copolymers that incorporate t-butyl acrylate into the backbone yielded elastomers that could be thermally crosslinked.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry|
|State||Published - Sep 15 2017|
- methyl methacrylate
- thermoset polyolefins