Di(n-butyl) itaconate end-functionalized polymers: Synthesis by group transfer polymerization and solution characterization
Patrickios, Costas S.
SourceEuropean Polymer Journal
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In this study we present our efforts to homo- and co-polymerize, using group transfer polymerization (GTP), a dialkyl diester of itaconic acid, a naturally-derived unsaturated dicarboxylic acid. The monomer employed, di(n-butyl) itaconate (DBI), did not seem to polymerize by GTP to high conversion, but it displayed the remarkable ability to contribute to the polymer 1-2 units, suggesting that it would make a good end-functionalizing reagent for GTP. This was demonstrated by preparing by GTP hydrophilic homopolymers, and in situ adding to them DBI which is hydrophobic. The thus-obtained amphiphilic end-functionalized copolymers formed in water small micelles, whose aggregation numbers and radii of gyration were characterized using small-angle neutron scattering. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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