TEMPO-substituted PPEs: Polystyrene-PPE graft copolymers and double graft copolymers

Yiqing Wang, James N. Wilson, Mark D. Smith, Uwe H.F. Bunz

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A PPE containing benzylic TEMPO units on each second benzene ring, 8, is reported; 8 has been reacted with styrene to give grafted PPE-polystyrene hybrids 10a and 10b with unusual optical properties. When 8 is reacted with 4-chloromethylstyrene, polymer 11 forms; 11 carries a poly(4- chloromethylstyrene) side chain that is on average 26 repeat units long. The polymer 11 can be reacted with 2-methyloxazoline to give a "grafted graft", i.e., a polymer in which the polystyrene grafts carry polyoxazoline substitutents. The polymer 12 is water-soluble and fluorescent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9701-9708
Number of pages8
Issue number26
StatePublished - Dec 28 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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