Gonzalez-Pluma M.,Research Center en Quymica Aplicada |
Elizalde L.E.,Research Center en Quymica Aplicada |
Saldivar-Guerra E.,Research Center en Quymica Aplicada |
Telles-Padilla G.,Research Center en Quymica Aplicada |
And 2 more authors.
Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry | Year: 2013
Bifunctional monomers provide the possibility of preparing new polymeric and nano structures such as random or graft copolymers. These materials can potentially be used as surfactants or coupling agents in polymeric blends, especially where each functionality in the monomer has different chemical properties. This article describes the organic synthesis of bifunctional monomers derived from styrene through the Grignard reaction with aldehydes and ketones. The Grignard reagent was synthesized from 4-bromostyrene and magnesium in THF. At the end of the synthesis four different bifunctional monomers were obtained bearing two terminal substituents: a vinyl and a hydroxyl group. These monomers were obtained in high yield and purity. The reactivities of the monomers were probed via the random copolymerization of one of these monomers with styrene and acrylonitrile. © Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.