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Keywords:

  • copolymerization;
  • dendronized polymers;
  • kinetics (polym.);
  • macromonomers;
  • methyl methacrylate;
  • radical polymerization plus;
  • reactivity ratios;
  • polyether;
  • styrene;
  • tert-butyl acrylate;
  • tert-butyl methacrylate

Abstract

The reactivity ratios for the copolymerization of a first-generation dendronized monomer with styrene and different acrylates are determined. The obtained ratios as well as the copolymer compositions that can be expected are discussed in detail. The influence of the dendron on the polymerization potential of the monomer is estimated by comparing its reactivity to those of linear systems as well as using higher generations of the dendronized monomer. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem, 2013