Synthesis of syndiotactic polyaminostyrene derivatives by using cationic metallocene/borate catalysts

Guangxue Xu, T. C. Chung

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Syndiotactic polystyrene (s-PS) derivatives containing amino group, namely poly[4-(N,N-bis(trimethylsilyl)amino)styrene], poly[4-(N,N-bis(trimethylsilyl)aminomethyl)styrene], and poly[4-(N,N-bis(trimethylsilyl)-aminoethyl)styrene)], were synthesized by using cationic metallocene/borate catalysts. It was observed that the polymerization activity of the trialkylsilyl-protected aminostyrene and the syndiotacticity of polymers are dependent on the functionality itself, the steric nature of the functional group, metallocene, and cocatalyst, and the length of the methylene spacer between the phenyl and functional groups. A new family of functional syndiotactic polystyrenes were prepared by the acid hydrolysis of the trialkyl-masked poly(aminostyrenes).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1901-1902
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2000
EventWashington,DC. Meeting - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Aug 20 2000Aug 24 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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