The influence of (macro) monomer functionality on reactivity in radical (co)polymerization
May 20-25, 2018
Short-chain polyester methacrylate macromonomers with alkyl, tertiary amine, carboxyl, and hydroxyl end-group functionalities have been synthesized by ring-opening polymerization and subsequent modification. The functionality controlled in the synthesis is imparted onto the comb-polymer structures formed via radical polymerization, with an even greater diversity of materials accessible through copolymerization. This presentation will provide an overview of the materials produced and their applications, which range from degradable cationic flocculants for treatment of oil sands tailings to nanoparticles with tunable biodegradability for drug delivery.
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Robin A. Hutchinson, "The influence of (macro) monomer functionality on reactivity in radical (co)polymerization" in "Polymer Reaction Engineering X (PRE 10)", John Tsavalas, University of New Hampshire, USA Fouad Teymour, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA Jeffrey Stubbs, HP Inc., USA Jose R. Leiza, University of the Basque Country, Spain Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2018). https://dc.engconfintl.org/prex/70