Synthesis of perfluorohexyl-terminated poly(ethylene oxide) using maghnite-h as clay catalyst

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  • Aïcha Hachemaoui,

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    1. Laboratoire de Chimie Organique, Macromoléculaire et des Matériaux (LCOMM), Université de Mascara, Faculté des Sciences et de la Technologie, BP 763 Mascara 29000, Algérie
    • Laboratoire de Chimie Organique, Macromoléculaire et des Matériaux (LCOMM), Université de Mascara, Faculté des Sciences et de la Technologie, BP 763 Mascara 29000, Algérie
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  • Ahmed Yahiaoui,

    1. Laboratoire de Chimie Organique, Macromoléculaire et des Matériaux (LCOMM), Université de Mascara, Faculté des Sciences et de la Technologie, BP 763 Mascara 29000, Algérie
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  • Mohammed Belbachir

    1. Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères, Faculté des sciences, Université d'Oran, BP 1524 El- Menouer 31000 Oran, Algerie
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Abstract

Activated monomer cationic ring-opening polymerization of ethylene oxide initiated with 1H,1H,2H, 2H-perfluorooctan-1-ol, using acid exchanged montmorillonite clay called Maghnite-H+ (Mag-H+) as an effective catalyst, was carried out to obtain the corresponding homopolymers with narrow polydispersity ratios. The molecular weights of the obtained polymers could be controlled with the feed ratio of the monomer and initiator. The effect of amount of catalyst and time on the polymerization yield and viscosity of the polymers were studied. The structure was confirmed by 1H-NMR and MALDI-TOF-MS. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010

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