Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Synthesis of Poss-functionalized Polyisobutylene via Direct Initiation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 12-16-2009

Abstract

POSS-functionalized polyisobutylenes (PIBs) were synthesized by carbocationic polymerization using an epoxy-POSS/TiCl4 initiating system in hexane/methyl chloride (60:40 v/v) solvent mixture at −80 °C. 1H NMR spectroscopy verified the incorporation of one epoxy-POSS per polymer chain. Light scattering and TEM analysis demonstrated the formation of 50–100 nm sized aggregates and micron-sized clusters.

Publication Title

Macromolecular Rapid Communications

Volume

30

Issue

24

First Page

2112

Last Page

2115