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Ihara E.,Venture Business Laboratory | Honjyo S.,Venture Business Laboratory | Kobayashi K.,Venture Business Laboratory | Ishii S.,Venture Business Laboratory | And 4 more authors.
Polymer | Year: 2010

Radical copolymerization behavior of methyl 2-norbornene-2-carboxylate 1 and 2-phenyl-2-norbornene 2 was investigated. Radical copolymerization of 1 and 2 with styrene, alkyl acrylate, and methyl methacrylate in a variety of monomer combinations afforded copolymers, whose main chains consisted of norbornane framework. Relative monomer reactivity ratios for the copolymerization of 1 and 2 with n-butyl acrylate (n-BA) were determined by the Fineman-Ross method. Temperature-modulated DSC analysis for poly(1 or 2-co-n-BA)s revealed remarkable Tg-raising effect of incorporation of norbornane framework into the polymer main chain, compared to that effect of styrene repeating unit. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Ihara E.,Venture Business Laboratory | Yagi Y.,Venture Business Laboratory | Kurokawa A.,Venture Business Laboratory | Itoh T.,Venture Business Laboratory | Inoue K.,Venture Business Laboratory
Polymer Bulletin | Year: 2010

Radical copolymerization of di(isobutoxy)methylvinylsilane 1 and di(isobutoxy)phenylvinylsilane 2 with methyl methacrylate (MMA) and n-butyl acrylate (n-BA) was carried out, and the oxidative cleavage of Si-C bonds in the resulting copolymers was examined to prepare copolymers having repeating units of vinyl alcohol (VA). Although the incorporation of 1 and 2 in the copolymerization of these alkoxyvinylsilanes with MMA was not so effective (1 or 2 content< 18 mol%), MCPBA-induced oxidative transformation of a poly(2-co-MMA) with 9.0 mol% of 2 content proceeded efficiently, giving a poly[(vinyl alcohol)-co-MMA]. On the other hand, whereas poly(1 or 2-co-n-BA)s with relatively higher 1 or 2 contents (up to 45 mol%) can be prepared by the radical copolymerization of 1 or 2 with n-BA, oxidation of the copolymers afforded insoluble products. © Springer-Verlag 2009.

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