Precision branching in ethylene copolymers: Synthesis and thermal behavior

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  • Erik B. Berda,

    1. George and Josephine Butler Polymer Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7200
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  • Travis W. Baughman,

    1. George and Josephine Butler Polymer Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7200
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  • Kenneth B. Wagener

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    1. George and Josephine Butler Polymer Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7200
    • George and Josephine Butler Polymer Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7200
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Abstract

Acyclic diene metathesis polymerization allows the synthesis of sequenced polyethylene copolymers via step-growth propagation, thereby avoiding the inherent side reactions associated with chain polymerization. Here we review the synthesis and thermal behavior of ADMET polyethylene (PE) as well as ethylene/propylene (EP), ethylene/butene (EB), ethylene/octane (EO), and ethylene/vinyl ether (EVE) copolymers prepared by ADMET. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem 44: 4981–4989, 2006

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