Synthesis and catalytic hydrogenation of poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene) star-shaped polymers

David T. Williamson, Ksenia P. Brazhnik, James F. Elman, Anthony J. Pasquale, Timothy E. Long

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The living anionic synthesis of star shaped poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene) homopolymers was carried out via an 'arm first' methodology utilizing divinyl benzene as the core forming monomer. Through analysis of the kinetics of poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene) homopolymerization using in-situ FTIR spectroscopy, it was found that the coupling of the homopolymers arms to the divinyl benzene core is maximized. Selective hydrogenation of the poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene) arms resulted in novel polymers with interesting performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1544-1545
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventWashington,DC. Meeting - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Aug 20 2000Aug 24 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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