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Title: All-acrylic superelastomers: facile synthesis and exceptional mechanical behavior

Abstract

All-acrylic multigraft copolymers, poly(butyl acrylate)-g-poly(methyl methacrylate), synthesized using a facile grafting-through methodology, exhibit elongation at break (>1700%) and strain recovery behavior far exceeding those of any commercial acrylic (~500%) and styrenic (~1000%) triblock copolymers to date. One-batch anionic polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) using the sec-butyl lithium/N-isopropyl-4-vinylbenzylamine (sec-BuLi/PVBA) initiation system gives PMMA macromonomers with quantitative yield, short reaction time, and using simple synthetic procedures. Furthermore, these new all-acrylic superelastomers and the simple synthetic approach greatly expand the range of potential applications of all-acrylic thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1479807
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Polymer Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1759-9954
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Lu, Wei, Goodwin, Andrew, Wang, Yangyang, Yin, Panchao, Wang, Weiyu, Zhu, Jiahua, Wu, Ting, Lu, Xinyi, Hu, Bin, Hong, Kunlun, Kang, Nam -Goo, and Mays, Jimmy. All-acrylic superelastomers: facile synthesis and exceptional mechanical behavior. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1039/C7PY01518F.
Lu, Wei, Goodwin, Andrew, Wang, Yangyang, Yin, Panchao, Wang, Weiyu, Zhu, Jiahua, Wu, Ting, Lu, Xinyi, Hu, Bin, Hong, Kunlun, Kang, Nam -Goo, & Mays, Jimmy. All-acrylic superelastomers: facile synthesis and exceptional mechanical behavior. United States. doi:10.1039/C7PY01518F.
Lu, Wei, Goodwin, Andrew, Wang, Yangyang, Yin, Panchao, Wang, Weiyu, Zhu, Jiahua, Wu, Ting, Lu, Xinyi, Hu, Bin, Hong, Kunlun, Kang, Nam -Goo, and Mays, Jimmy. Tue . "All-acrylic superelastomers: facile synthesis and exceptional mechanical behavior". United States. doi:10.1039/C7PY01518F. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1479807.
@article{osti_1479807,
title = {All-acrylic superelastomers: facile synthesis and exceptional mechanical behavior},
author = {Lu, Wei and Goodwin, Andrew and Wang, Yangyang and Yin, Panchao and Wang, Weiyu and Zhu, Jiahua and Wu, Ting and Lu, Xinyi and Hu, Bin and Hong, Kunlun and Kang, Nam -Goo and Mays, Jimmy},
abstractNote = {All-acrylic multigraft copolymers, poly(butyl acrylate)-g-poly(methyl methacrylate), synthesized using a facile grafting-through methodology, exhibit elongation at break (>1700%) and strain recovery behavior far exceeding those of any commercial acrylic (~500%) and styrenic (~1000%) triblock copolymers to date. One-batch anionic polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) using the sec-butyl lithium/N-isopropyl-4-vinylbenzylamine (sec-BuLi/PVBA) initiation system gives PMMA macromonomers with quantitative yield, short reaction time, and using simple synthetic procedures. Furthermore, these new all-acrylic superelastomers and the simple synthetic approach greatly expand the range of potential applications of all-acrylic thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).},
doi = {10.1039/C7PY01518F},
journal = {Polymer Chemistry},
number = 2,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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