Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Copolymerization of propylene and nonconjugated dienes such as 1-9 decadiene (α-ω symmetric) and 7-methyl-1,6 octadiene (asymmetric) is carried out in the presence of highly active isospecific catalysts for propene polymerization. The incorporation of the diene is random and does not affect the isospecificity of the catalytic system. For a low amount of diene, whatever its structure, an activation effect is observed. For the symmetric diene, the reactivity of the second double bond gives rise to crosslinking.Derivatization through hydroboration or epoxydation is carried out in suspension, using a toluenetetrahydrofuran solvent mixture that is able to swell the polypropylene and dissolve the reactants. After hydroboration the copolymer is transformed into hydroxylated polymer through oxidation in a phase transfer condition. The epoxydized copolymer shows excellent adhesive properties on anodized stainless steel.
Type of Medium: