The copolymerization of ethylene (E) with 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecyl vinyl ether (FAVE8) by oxidative addition of salicylaldimine ligand to bis(1,5-cyclooctadiene)nickel(0)/methylaluminoxane (MAO) at room temperature and at different ethylene pressures is reported. The homopolymerization of ethylene is known to be highly active with this catalyst in contrast to the fluorinated vinyl ether which does not homopolymerize. The copolymerization of E with FAVE8 led to linear poly(E-co-FAVE8) statistic copolymers that were characterized by means of various techniques. The obtained copolymers, analyzed by FT-IR and solid state NMR spectroscopy, showed a small incorporation of the fluorinated vinyl ether. Three copolymerization reactions were investigated with different ethylene pressures (5, 10 and 50 bar) and the copolymer compositions indicated that the content of FAVE8 units depends on the ethylene pressure. The lower this pressure, the higher the content of such a fluorinated comonomer and for a 50 bar-pressure, no FAVE8 was incorporated. Thermogravimetric and differential scanning calorimetry analyses of these resulting copolymers exhibited high thermal stability, the thermal degradation starting from ca. 300 degrees C whereas high melting point (T(m) = 129 degrees C) were achieved with these copolymers. Original films processed from these poly(E-co-FAVE8) copolymers illustrated hydrophobic and oleophilic characters as evidenced by water and diiodomethane contact angles of 104 degrees and 49 degrees, respectively. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Autori interni:||RASPOLLI GALLETTI, ANNA MARIA|
|Autori:||Patil Y; Raspolli Galletti A; Silly G; Ameduri B|
|Titolo:||Copolymerization of ethylene with a vinyl ether bearing a fluorinated group|
|Anno del prodotto:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jfluchem.2011.06.027|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|