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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Angewandte Makromolekulare Chemie|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)