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Enhancing covalent mechanochemistry in bulk polymers using electrospun ABA triblock copolymers

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Abstract

The mechanochemical activation of covalent bonds in bulk polymers is often characterized by low conversions. Here we report that the activation of gem-dibromocyclopropane (gDBC) mechanophores embedded in a poly(1,4-butadiene) (PB) is enhanced when a central gDBC-PB block is flanked by two polystyrene (PS) end blocks in an ABA-type triblock architecture. Electrospinning the PS-(gDBC)PB-PS leads to even greater activation in aligned fiber mats under tension.

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The article was received on 08 Jan 2014, accepted on 06 Feb 2014 and first published on 06 Jun 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00001C
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Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2014,170, 337-344
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    Enhancing covalent mechanochemistry in bulk polymers using electrospun ABA triblock copolymers

    A. L. B. Ramirez, A. K. Schmitt, M. K. Mahanthappa and S. L. Craig, Faraday Discuss., 2014, 170, 337
    DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00001C

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