Anionic Polymerization: Principles and Practice - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125080804, 9780323158848

Anionic Polymerization: Principles and Practice

1st Edition

Authors: Maurice Morton
eBook ISBN: 9780323158848
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th March 1983
Page Count: 256
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Anionic Polymerization: Principles and Practice describes the unique nature of the anionic mechanism of polymerization. This book is composed of two parts encompassing 11 chapters that cover the aspects of the synthetic possibilities inherent in this system. Part I deals with the various aspects of anionic polymerization mechanism, including the monomers, initiators, solvents, and the involved initiation and propagation reactions. This part also describes the copolymerization and organolithium polymerization reactions of styrene and dienes. Part II explores the applications of anionic polymerization in polymer synthesis. This part specifically tackles the synthesis of narrow molecular weight, branched and α,ω-difunctional polymers, and block copolymers. Polymer chemists and researchers who work in the chemical industry and who would wish to utilize the unique features of anionic polymerization in the synthesis of new products will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction

1. Classification of Polymerization Reactions

2. Origins of the Anionic Polymerization Mechanism

3. Anionic Polymerization and Molecular Weights

4. Special Features of Homogeneous Anionic Polymerization


Part I The Nature and Mechanism of Anionic Polymerization

Chapter 2 Monomers, Initiators, and Solvents

Table 2.1. Monomers Based on Carbon-Carbon Double (and Triple) Bonds

Table 2.2. Monomers Based on Carbon-Heteroatom Multiple Bonds (Heterounsaturates)

Table 2.3. Cyclic Monomers (Heterocyclics)


Chapter 3 The Initiation Reaction

1. Aromatic Complexes of Alkali Metals

2. The Alkali Metals

3. Organolithium Initiation


Chapter 4 The Propagation Reaction

1. Vinyl Monomers

2. Polar Vinyl Monomers

3. Heterocyclics


Chapter 5 Association Phenomena in Organolithium Polymerization

1. Association of Propagating Chain Ends in Nonpolar Solvents

2. Effect of a Polar Solvent on Association of Organolithium Polymers in Nonpolar Solvents

3. Association and Solvation Equilibria

4. Effect of Alkyllithium Initiators on Chain-End Association (Cross Association)


Chapter 6 Copolymerization

1. Early Studies

2. Later Work

3. Copolymerization of Styrene and 1,3-Dienes


Chapter 7 Organolithium Polymerization of Dienes

1. Chain Microstructure: Effect of Initiator and Solvents

2. The Nature of the Propagating Carbon-Lithium Bond in the Polymerization of 1,3-Dienes

3. Chain Structure and Mechanism of Polymerization


Part II Applications of Anionic Polymerization in Polymer Synthesis

Chapter 8 Molecular Weights and Their Distribution

1. Anionic Polymerization and the Poisson Distribution of Molecular Weights

2. Factors Affecting the Molecular Weight and Its Distribution

3. Synthesis of Polymers with a Narrow Molecular Weight Distribution


Chapter 9 Block Copolymers

1. Synthesis by Anionic Polymerization

2. Anionic Block Copolymers of Two or More Monomers

3. Morphology and Structure-Property Relations of ABA Triblock Copolymers


Chapter 10 Synthesis of Branched Polymers

1. Graft Copolymers and Comb-Branched Polymers

2. Star-Branched Polymers


Chapter 11 α,ω-Difunctional Polymers




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