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Post-polymerization modification of reactive polymers derived from vinylcyclopropane: 1. synthesis and thermo-responsive behaviour

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Abstract

A new reactive vinylcyclopropane monomer, 1-cyano-1-pentafluorophenoxycarbonyl-2-vinylcyclopropane, has been synthesized and polymerized. The obtained polymer contained exclusively the pent-3-enyl repeating unit in the polymer backbone. Taking advantage of activated ester chemistries, post-polymerization modifications with different aliphatic amines have been conducted. All prepared polymers exhibited an upper critical solution temperature (UCST) in ethanol and ethanol–water. It was found that the UCST was directly related to the amide moiety of the polymer. An increased solubility of the polymer in ethanol with the increase of the volume of the aliphatic amide moiety was observed. The reverse effect was found when adding water to the ethanolic solution of the polymer.

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The article was received on 22 Jan 2013, accepted on 15 Feb 2013 and first published on 18 Feb 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00109A
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 2724-2730
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    Post-polymerization modification of reactive polymers derived from vinylcyclopropane: 1. synthesis and thermo-responsive behaviour

    D. H. Seuyep N., G. A. Luinstra and P. Theato, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 2724
    DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00109A

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