Investigating the Effects of Cation Electrophilicity, Solvent, and Temperature on the N-Nitrosoamide-Mediated Polymerization of Styrene

Author(s): Ron W. Darbeau, Ulku Ramelow, Mark S. Delaney, Melanie Guillory.

Journal Name: Letters in Organic Chemistry

Volume 3 , Issue 8 , 2006

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Styrene was polymerized via thermolyses of N-4-R-benzyl-N-nitrosoamides in heptane, 1- chloroheptane, ethylene dichloride, and DMSO at various temperatures and the glass transition temperatures and MWs obtained. The data show that the polymer yield depends upon solvent, the 4-R-substituent, and temperature. In contrast, both the glass transition temperatures and the MW are insensitive to these factors.

Keywords: N-nitrosoamide, thermolysis, styrene, polymerization, polystyrene, cage effects

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Year: 2006
Page: [585 - 590]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/157017806778559482
Price: $58