Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The preparation and the spectroscopic analysis of a dimeric adduct (V) obtained from 2-isopropenyl-5-butoxyoxazole (III) and α,α-azobis-isobutyronitrile (AIBN) (IV) are reported. It is noteworthy that (III) inhibits completely the homopolymerization of styrene. This is in strong opposition to the facile homopolymerization and copolymerization of 2-isopropenyl-4,5-dimethyloxazole with styrene. The smooth formation of (V) is also in sharp contrast to the lack of reactivity of (III) towards cationic initiators.
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