Chapter 2. Block Copolymers by Cationic Polymerization

  1. Nikos Hadjichristidis,
  2. Stergios Pispas and
  3. George Floudas

Published Online: 4 MAR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471269808.ch2

Block Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies, Physical Properties, and Applications

Block Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies, Physical Properties, and Applications

How to Cite

Hadjichristidis, N., Pispas, S. and Floudas, G. (2002) Block Copolymers by Cationic Polymerization, in Block Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies, Physical Properties, and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471269808.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2003
  2. Published Print: 15 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471394365

Online ISBN: 9780471269809

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Keywords:

  • cationic polymerization;
  • carbocations;
  • diblock copolymers;
  • triblock copolymers;
  • sequential monomer addition;
  • chain transfer reactions;
  • nucleophilicity;
  • coupling reactions;
  • difunctional initiators

Summary

Chapter 2 presents the methods available for the synthesis of linear diblock and triblock copolymers by cationic polymerization, mainly by sequential addition of monomers and the use of difunctional initiators. Methods for the synthesis of symmetric triblock copolymers, based on new coupling agents, are also presented. Representative examples, showing the synthetic abilities of cationic polymerization are given.