Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research

Title

New Branched Polyisobutylenes and Butyl Rubbers by the Inimer Method

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

Fall 1999

Abstract

This paper reviews the synthesis of branched and hyperbranched polymers from an industrial point of view. The synthesis of branched polyisobutene and butyl rubber using the inimer method is presented. Branched copolymers were prepared in solution and bulk, using p-chloromethylstyrene (vinylbenzyl chloride) as inimer and MAO and diethylaluminum chloride as coinitiators. The polymers were characterized by SEC-viscometry.

Publication Title

Ionic Polymerizations and Related Processes

Volume

359

First Page

31

Last Page

44