modification of chloromethyl styrene
Polymer and Materials
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The synthesis of styrenic monomers that have pyrazolic or bipyrazolic pendant groups is described. Their homopolymerization and their copolymerization with maleic anhydride (MA) and N-(3-acetoxy propyl) maleimide is reported. The monomers were prepared from the Williamson reaction between 2-pyridine carbinol, hydroxy monopyrazole, hydroxy bipyrazole, and chloromethyl styrene. The homopolymerizations of such styrenic monomers were tried under different conditions, which led to low molecular weight polymers with a high polydispersity. However, alternating copolymers were obtained using maleic anhydride or N-(3-acetoxy propyl) maleimide as comonomers, as shown by 1H-NMR, elemental analysis, and reactivity ratios r1 and r2. Furthermore, the hydrolysis of the acetate function of different copolymers was performed quantitatively. Unlike the acetoxy copolymers, such products do not have any glass transition temperature. Thermogravimetric investigations have shown that these copolymers exhibit good thermostability. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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