Contribution to Symposium on Functional Polymer Based Materials, Jena, April 3rd to 4th, 2007.
Architecturally and Chemically Modified Poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene)†
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2007
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Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Volume 209, Issue 3, pages 308–314, February 5, 2008
How to Cite
Huang, T., Zhou, H., Hong, K., Simonson, J. M. and Mays, J. W. (2008), Architecturally and Chemically Modified Poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene). Macromol. Chem. Phys., 209: 308–314. doi: 10.1002/macp.200700409
- Issue published online: 29 JAN 2008
- Article first published online: 27 NOV 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 18 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Received: 30 JUL 2007
- block copolymers;
- star polymers
Star-shaped, star-block-linear, and hyperbranched poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene) (PCHD) (co)polymers were synthesized through a convergent living anionic polymerization process or via addition of divinylbenzene. Chemical modification of star-shaped PCHDs, including aromatization, hydrogenation, fluorination, and sulfonation, was carried out in order to manipulate the physical and thermal properties of these materials. The obtained (co)polymers were characterized by gel permeation chromatography, 1H NMR, DSC, and thermal gravimetric analysis in order to elucidate their molecular weights, molecular weight distributions, chemical nature, and physical and thermal properties. The synthetic approaches described herein offer routes to novel structure and functionality in PCHD-based materials.