Synthesis and utility of ethylene (meth)acrylate copolymers prepared by a tandem ring-opening polymerization hydrogenation strategy

Sebla Onbulak, Yanzhao Wang, Jacob P. Brutman, Marc A. Hillmyer

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3117-3126
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume55
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2017

Keywords

  • ROMP
  • compatibilization
  • copolymer
  • methyl methacrylate
  • thermoset polyolefins

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