The Characteristic Research of Two Kinds of Block Polymer
Dual end and single end MacroRAFT agents of polystyrene were obtained respectively by polymerizations of styrene in the presence of benzyl 1H-imidazole-1- carbodithioate (BICDT) and 4,4‘-bis(imidazole-1-carbodithioatemethyl)biphenyl (ICTMP) via the thermal initiation. Then copolymerization of allyl glycidyl ether（AGE） with methyl acrylate（MA） was performed to prepare the functional block copolymers in the presence of PSt maeorRATF agents. The results show that the process has good characteristics of living free radical polymerization. However, the top monomer conversion of triblock copolymers comparing diblock copolymers is lower under the same theory molecular weight and the content of monomer.
Hexing Li, Qunjie Xu and Daquan Zhang
Q. B. Yu et al., "The Characteristic Research of Two Kinds of Block Polymer", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 356-360, pp. 74-77, 2012