Synthesis of Poly(vinyl ether) Thermoplastic Elastomers Having Functional Soft Segments
(issn: 1882-1871, vol:
Block Copolymer | Vinyl Ether | Living Polymerization | Cationic Polymerization | Functional Groups | Thermoplastic Elastomer
mesheuropmc: technology, industry, and agriculture | organic chemicals
The ABA-type triblock copolymers consisting of poly(2-adarnantyl vinyl ether) [poly(2-AdVE) as outer hard segments and poly(6-acetoxyhexyl vinyl ether) [poly(AcHVE)] poly(6-hydroxyhexyl vinyl ether) [poly(H HVE)], or poly(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl vinyl ether [poly(MOEOVE)] as inner soft segments were synthesized by sequential living cationic polymerization. Despite the presence of polar functional groups such as ester, hydroxy, and oxyethylene units in their soft segments, the two polymer segments of these ABA-type triblocl copolymers were segregated into niicrophase-separated structure, so that the block copolymer! formed elastomeric films.