Title

Graft Copolymerization of Methacrylic Acid, Acrylic Acid and Methyl Acrylate onto Styrene–Butadiene Block Copolymer

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

7-1998

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

European Polymer Journal

Source ISSN

0014-3057

Abstract

Methyl acrylate, methacrylic acid, and acrylic acid have been graft copolymerized onto styrene–butadiene block copolymer. All three monomers react through the macroradical interacting with the double bond of butadiene. The site of reaction has been established by infrared spectroscopy. For methyl acrylate every unit of the styrene–butadiene block copolymer is grafted but only a small fraction is grafted when the acids are used. The difference apparently lies in the fact that the reaction with the ester is homogeneous while with the acids the reactions are heterogeneous.

Comments

European Polymer Journal, Vol. 34, No. 7 (July 1998): 997-1006. DOI.

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