Ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymers via acyclic diene metathesis polymerization. examining the effect of "long" precise ethylene run lengths

Mark D. Watson, Kenneth B. Wagener

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Abstract

Tandem acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization/catalytic hydrogénation has been exploited to synthesize copolymers modeling ethylene/vinyl acetate (EVA) materials. A series of four sequence-ordered ethylene-co-vinyl acetate copolymers were prepared possessing precisely defined ethylene run lengths from 18 to 26 carbons. Use of the well-defined ADMET reaction in combination with a quantitative olefin-hydrogen technique generates well-defined EVA's, all of which are semicrystalline with a linear relationship between ethylene run length and melting temperature. All polymers except -that with the lowest ethylene run length are film and fiber forming.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5411-5417
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecules
Volume33
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 25 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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