Synthesis and characterization of model fluorinated block copolymers

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A series of monodispersed polystyrene-b-fluorinated polyisoprene (PS-b-PI) block copolymers was synthesized by the selective insertion of difluorocarbene into the PI block of a preformed PS-b-PI diblock copolymer. The fluorination extent was controlled by the molar ratio of hexafluoropropylene oxide to the double bonds. The narrow molecular weight distribution of the fluorinated products suggested that the polymer chains were modified without side reactions. Small-angle X-ray scattering analysis was used to characterize the morphologies of these novel copolymers. The domain spacings increased significantly with the fluorination extent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Mar 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 ACS Anaheim Meeting - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 21 1999Mar 25 1999


OtherProceedings of the 1999 ACS Anaheim Meeting
CityAnaheim, CA, USA


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