Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The effect of monomer micellization on the polymerization was studied from the standpoint of stereochemistry in the polymerization. Quaternary salts (CnBr) of dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate with n-alkyl bromide having N (=4, 8 and 12) carbon atoms were polymerized with radical initiators in isotropic and anisotropic media and the resulting polymers were converted to poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) to determine their tacticity. Tacticities of poly (C12Br)s were little affected by initiators and solvents used for their preparations. There was little dependence of the tacticities on alkyl chain length (N) for poly (CnBr)s prepared in water and dimethylformamide (DMF). Most of polymers produced here conformed to Bernoullian propagation statistics and a definite difference was not found in the tacticities between the polymers prepared in isotropic and anisotropic media. From the results obtained here it was deduced that the micellar aggregation has little influence upon the stereochemistry in the polymerization of the quaternary monomers. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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