, the anionic polymerization
of cyclosiloxane is initiated by the free anions.
(2) Plenary Lecture: Synthesis of in-chain and chain-end functionalized polymers using alkylithium-initiated anionic polymerization
. Rod Quirk, University of Akron.
The rapid anionic polymerization
of lactams has received considerable attention since its discovery in the 1950s (1-27).
The aim of this study is to analyze the efficiency of DMAP as initiator of the anionic polymerization
of epoxy monomers.
He is co-author of the standard textbook, Anionic Polymerization
Principles and Practical Applications, and is co-editor of the standard textbook, Thermoplastic Elastomers.
The first reported research on monomer polymerization in an extruder was on the anionic polymerization
of caprolactam to nylon-6 (16).
The technical session on "Performance polymers," moderated by David Frantz of Goodyear Tire & Rubber, will include a keynote address by Ben Kastein on "75 years of the Akron Rubber Group." Technical presentations will include the following: "`Liquid crystals and polymers: A match made in heaven," John West, Kent State University; "Therban hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber: Past, present and future," Sharon Guo and John Dato, Bayer; "New thermoplastic elastomers by anionic polymerization
," Roderic Quirk, University of Akron; and "New highly crosslinked TPEs based on VNB-EPDM," Maria Ellul, Advanced Elastomer Systems.
of lactams is typically initiated by a two-component catalyst/activator system, composed of lactamate anions or their precursors, and N-acyllactam (NAL) or similar activating compounds.
These values are on the order of magnitude reported for the polymerization of ethyl cyanoacrylate by anionic polymerization
in aqueous dispersions stabilized with surfactants [21-23].
Among the topics are fluorinated peroxides as initiators of fluorinated polymers, anionic polymerization
fluorinated vinyl monomers, synthesizing fluoro-functional conjugated polymers by electrochemical methods, structure-property relations in semi-fluorinated polymethacrylates, and the melt viscosity properties of fluoroplastics: correlations to molecular structure and tailoring principles.
Discovery of living anionic polymerization
has a great impact on the polymer science.