Diffusion-controlled polymer-polymer reactions in bulk: Novel strategy for model experiments and reactive compatibilization using polymers synthesized via controlled radical polymerization

Maisha K. Gray, Michael I. Kinsinger, John M Torkelson*

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Abstract

The strategy for reactive compatibilization using polymers synthesized through controlled radical polymerization (CRP) was discussed. Diffusion-controlled interpolymer reactions were useful in reactive processing and compatibilization of immiscible blends in which interpolymer reactions yielded block or graft copolymers. Results showed that polymers made through nitroxide-mediated (NM)-CRP could undergo efficient interpolymer radical-radical coupling at conditions amenable to model studies and reactive compatibilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8261-8264
Number of pages4
JournalMacromolecules
Volume35
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 22 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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