Synthesis and characterization of oxymethylene-linked 2-vinylpyridine/oxyethylene multiblock copolymers

Min Hui Cui, Hong Quan Xie, Jun She Guo

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Oxymethylene-linked (2-vinylpyridine-oxyethylene) multiblock copolymers were prepared by coupling telechelic α,ω-dihydroxypoly(2-vinylpyridine) (THPVP) and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO), using dichloromethane as coupling agent and KOH as catalyst. THPVP was synthesized by polymerization of 2-vinylpyridine in tetrahydrofuran/benzene using 1-methylnaphthyllithium as anionic initiator, followed by capping with ethylene oxide and termination by methanol. The effects of charging weight ratio of PEO/ THPVP, copolymerization time and molecular weight of PEO or THPVP on the copolymerization were studied. The copolymers were characterized by IR, 1H NMR, membrane osmometry, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Makromolekulare Chemie
StatePublished - Jun 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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