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Vanadium alkoxide catalyzed polymerization of vinyl chloride

Authors

  • Yoshikatsu Tsuchiya,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry and Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka City University, Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-8585, Japan
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  • Kiyoshi Endo

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    1. Department of Applied Chemistry and Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka City University, Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-8585, Japan
    • Department of Applied Chemistry and Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka City University, Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-8585, Japan
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Abstract

The polymerization of vinyl chloride (VC) with vanadium complex/alkylaluminum catalyst was investigated. In the case of polymerization with vanadium oxytriethoxide (VO(OEt)3), poly(vinyl chloride) was obtained in a good yield. The effect of cocatalyst, solvent, and cocatalyst/precatalyst ratio was observed. The structure of the polymer obtained with VO(OEt)3/i-Bu3Al catalyst consisted of regular head-to-tail sequence and isobutyl chain-end structure. VO(OEt)3/alkylaluminum catalyst was able to copolymerize VC with styrene, 1-butene, methyl methacrylate, and methyl acrylate. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem, 2011

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