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Hyperbranched and Hyperstar Polybutadienes via Anionic Self-Condensing Vinyl Copolymerization

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Novoa-Carballal, Ramon ; Nosov, Sergey ; Pfaff, Sandrine ; Schmalz, Holger ; Müller, Axel H. E.:
Hyperbranched and Hyperstar Polybutadienes via Anionic Self-Condensing Vinyl Copolymerization.
In: Macromolecules. (June 2021) .
ISSN 1520-5835
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00537

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We synthesized highly branched polybutadienes by anionic self-condensing vinyl copolymerization (ASCVCP) of a butyllithium/divinylbenzene (DVB)-based initiator monomer (inimer) and butadiene. The molecular structure of polybutadienes was evaluated by SEC with MALLS and viscosity detection. SEC/viscosity measurements confirmed the branched structure of the obtained polymers. Examination of polymerization of two isomers of divinylbenzene, i.e., para- and meta-DVB, revealed differences in the mechanism. MALDI-ToF mass spectrometric analysis in the case of p-divinylbenzene indicates macroinimer formation as the first step, followed by condensation of the macroinimers into a highly branched polymer with narrowly distributed polybutadiene segments. The living nature of the polymerization allowed further amino-functionalization of the hyperbranched polybutadienes or subsequent growth of (meth)acrylate arms leading to hyperstar molecules. The reactivity of the primary amino groups in the amino-functionalized copolymers was used in the grafting-onto reaction, i.e., amide formation with ω-carboxy-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), leading to another type of hyperstar. To the best of our knowledge, these are the first examples of hyperstars with a polybutadiene copolymer core described to date.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Macromolecular Chemistry II
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Bavarian Polymer Institute (BPI)
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 08:29
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 08:29
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/65696