The copolymerization of propene with 7-methyl-1,6-octadiene (MOD) catalyzed by Cp*TiMe3/B(C6F5)3 (A) and rac-C2H4(Ind)2ZrCl2/methylaluminoxane (B) in toluene under 1 bar propene gave copolymers with unsaturated side chains. Under these conditions, catalyst A produced copolymers with an atactic backbone structure of type 1, with 3.5–19.6 mol % MOD incorporation and weight-average molecular weight 0.7–2.7105. Using catalyst B, copolymers 2 with 0.4–3.8 mol%MODincorporation were prepared. The comonomer incorporation was a linear function of the feed ratio. The titaniumcatalyst A had a significantly higher affinity for MOD than the sterically more hindered zirconocene B. Postpolymerization modification of the side-chain CAC bond allowed the facile introduction of a wide variety of functional groups. Epoxidation and especially ozonolysis of the CAC bond, to give OCHO and OCOOHfunctionalized copolymers, proved to be very facile routes to functionalized polypropenes. According to monitoring by NMR, most of these transformations proceed in an essentially quantitative conversion. As an example of potential applications of such polymers, polypropenes with covalently attached dyes were prepared that are suitable for blending

Derivatization of propene/methyloctadiene copolymers: a flexible approach to side-chain-functionalized polypropenes

PAPPALARDO D;
2002

Abstract

The copolymerization of propene with 7-methyl-1,6-octadiene (MOD) catalyzed by Cp*TiMe3/B(C6F5)3 (A) and rac-C2H4(Ind)2ZrCl2/methylaluminoxane (B) in toluene under 1 bar propene gave copolymers with unsaturated side chains. Under these conditions, catalyst A produced copolymers with an atactic backbone structure of type 1, with 3.5–19.6 mol % MOD incorporation and weight-average molecular weight 0.7–2.7105. Using catalyst B, copolymers 2 with 0.4–3.8 mol%MODincorporation were prepared. The comonomer incorporation was a linear function of the feed ratio. The titaniumcatalyst A had a significantly higher affinity for MOD than the sterically more hindered zirconocene B. Postpolymerization modification of the side-chain CAC bond allowed the facile introduction of a wide variety of functional groups. Epoxidation and especially ozonolysis of the CAC bond, to give OCHO and OCOOHfunctionalized copolymers, proved to be very facile routes to functionalized polypropenes. According to monitoring by NMR, most of these transformations proceed in an essentially quantitative conversion. As an example of potential applications of such polymers, polypropenes with covalently attached dyes were prepared that are suitable for blending
poly(propylene); atactic; ozonolysis
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