Crosslinker Copolymerization for Property Control in Inverse Vulcanization.

Smith, Jessica A, Green, Sarah J, Petcher, Samuel, Parker, Douglas J ORCID: 0000-0002-0745-5919, Zhang, Bowen, Worthington, Max JH, Wu, Xiaofeng ORCID: 0000-0001-5549-8836, Kelly, Catherine A, Baker, Thomas, Gibson, Christopher T
et al (show 6 more authors) (2019) Crosslinker Copolymerization for Property Control in Inverse Vulcanization. Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany).

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Sulfur is an underused by-product of the petrochemicals industry. Recent research into inverse vulcanization has shown how this excess sulfur can be transformed into functional polymers, by stabilization with organic crosslinkers. For these interesting new materials to realize their potential for applications, more understanding and control of their physical properties is needed. Here we report four new terpolymers prepared from sulfur and two distinct alkene monomers that can be predictively tuned in glass transition, molecular weight, solubility, mechanical properties, and color.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 10:54
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 14:10
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201901619
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