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Radical polymerization of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) in toluene at low temperatures, in the presence of fluorinated alcohols, produced heterotactic polymer comprising an alternating sequence of meso and racemo dyads. The heterotacticity reached 70% in triads when polymerization was carried out at –40°C using nonafluoro-tert-butanol as the added alcohol. NMR analysis revealed that formation of a 1:1 complex of NIPAAm and fluorinated alcohol through C=O•••H-O hydrogen bonding induces the heterotactic specificity. A mechanism for the heterotactic-specific polymerization is proposed. Examination of the phase transition behavior of aqueous solutions of heterotactic poly(NIPAAm) revealed that the hysteresis of the phase transition between the heating and cooling cycles depended on the average length of meso dyads in poly(NIPAAm).
Journal of Polymer Science Part A : Polymer Chemistry
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hirano, T., Kamikubo, T., Okumura, Y., Bando, Y., Yamaoka, R., Mori, T. and Ute, K. (2009), Heterotactic‐specific radical polymerization of N‐isopropylacrylamide and phase transition behavior of aqueous solution of heterotactic poly(N‐isopropylacrylamide). J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 47: 2539-2550., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/pola.23338. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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