Polymer Science Faculty Research

Title

Synthesis of optically active copolymers of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-pentafluorostyrene and beta-pinene with low surface energies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-22-2006

Abstract

2,3,4,5,6-Pentafluorostyrene (PFS) was copolymerized with β-pinene (PIN) in bulk using benzoyl peroxide as the initiator at 70 °C. The reactivity ratios for PFS (rPFS) and PIN (rPIN) were determined by limiting each monomer conversion to approximately 10 mol % or less during 2 h of copolymerization and then plotting the composition data according to both the Fineman–Ross (r1 = rPFS = 5.2, r2 = rPIN = 0.070) and Kelen–Tudös (r1 = rPFS = 5.0, r2 = rPIN = 0.017) methods. The copolymers exhibited a single glass transition at 60–100 °C, static water contact angles higher than 95°, and optical activity with negative specific rotations. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem 44: 3114–3124, 2006

Publication Title

Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry

Volume

44

Issue

9

First Page

3114

Last Page

3124