STEREOSPECIFIC RADICAL POLYMERIZATION
Nasu, Shou Tokushima University
Morikami, Akihiro Tokushima University
Radical polymerization of N-methylacrylamide (NMAAm), N,N-dimethylacrylamide (DMAAm), and N-methyl-N-phenylacrylamide (MPhAAm) was investigated in toluene at low temperatures. Atactic, isotactic, and syndiotactic polymers were obtained by the polymerization of NMAAm, DMAAm, and MPhAAm, respectively, indicating that the stereospecificity of the radical polymerization of acrylamide derivatives depended on the N-substituents of the monomer used. From the viewpoint of monomer structure, the origin of the stereospecificity of radical polymerization of NMAAm derivatives is discussed.
Journal of Polymer Science Part A : Polymer Chemistry
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hirano, T., Nasu, S., Morikami, A. and Ute, K. (2009), The effect of the N‐substituent s‐trans to the carbonyl group of N‐methylacrylamide derivatives on the stereospecificity of radical polymerizations. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 47: 6534-6539., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/pola.23696. 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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