Difluorocarbene addition to model polydienes: a new class of fluoropolymers

Yu Ren, Stephen J. Engel, Timothy P. Lodge, Marc A. Hillmyer

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The addition of difluorocarbene (:CF2) to unsaturated sites in polyisoprene (PI) a model homopolymer substrate was investigated. Three routes were investigated for the :CF2 modification of a narrow-molecular-weight distribution. Initial experiments using the three system led to partial fluorination of the model PI, but the products were partially crosslinked and the molecular weight distribution of the fluorinated material was not narrow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Editors Anon
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Aug 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 Boston Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Aug 23 1998Aug 27 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1997 Boston Meeting
CityBoston, MA, USA


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