Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Trimethylamine-4-vinylbenzimide (TAVBI) has been homo- and copolymerized with styrene, methyl methacrylate, and hydroxypropyl methacrylate by free-radical initiators to soluble, low molecular weight polymers containing pendant aminimide groups along the backbone of the polymer molecules. The reactivity ratios in the copolymerization of TAVBI (M1) with styrene (M2) were determined: r1 = 0.63 ± 0.07, r2 = 0.47 ± 0.05. The Alfrey-Price Q and e values for TAVBI were also calculated: Q = 0.88, e = 0.31. This introductory work indicates that TAVBI has potential for the preparation of a wide variety of reactive polymers.
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