Novel thermosensitive polyethers prepared by anionic ring-opening polymerization of glycidyl ether derivatives

Sayuri Aoki, Aya Koide, Shin Ichiro Imabayashi, Masayoshi Watanabe

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Abstract

A new series of thermo-sensitive polyethers were prepared by anionic ring-opening polymerization of glycidyl ether derivatives: glycidyl methyl ether, ethyl glycidyl ether, and ethoxyethyl glycidyl ether. The prepared polymers have controllable molecular weight with narrow molecular weight distributions. These polymers exhibit a lower critical solution temperature (LCST) in water. The LCST is altered from 14.6 to 57.7°C by decreasing the hydrophobicity of the side-chain units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1128-1129
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov 5

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