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

Sayuri Aoki, Aya Koide, Shinichiro 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
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov 5
Externally publishedYes

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Anionic polymerization
Polyethers
Ring opening polymerization
Derivatives
Polymers
Molecular weight distribution
Hydrophobicity
Molecular weight
Temperature
Water
glycidyl ethers

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Novel thermosensitive polyethers prepared by anionic ring-opening polymerization of glycidyl ether derivatives. / Aoki, Sayuri; Koide, Aya; Imabayashi, Shinichiro; Watanabe, Masayoshi.

In: Chemistry Letters, No. 11, 05.11.2002, p. 1128-1129.

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