In this paper a study of the bulk functionalization of styrene-b-(ethylene-co-1-butene)-b-styrene triblock copolymer (SEBS) with diethyl maleate (DEM) or maleic anhydride (MAH) and dicumyl peroxide (DCP) as initiator in a Brabender mixer is described. The determination of the functionalization degree (ED) by NMR analysis indicates that the FD values depend on the feed composition and in particular on the DEM/DCP ratio. All obtained products were fractionated by solvent extraction and characterized by IR, NMR and GPC. The results obtained show that the functionalization takes place with a very large preference at the aliphatic carbons of the polyolefin block. Moreover occurrence of degradation and chain extension reactions gives st functionalized product with a MWD larger than 1. Acetone extraction allows the isolation of styrene rich oligomers, thus the high MW functionalized polymer has a lower content of aromatic units than original SEES.
|Autori:||Passaglia E; Ghetti S; Picchioni F; Ruggeri G|
|Titolo:||Grafting of diethyl maleate and maleic anhydride onto styrene-b-(ethylene-co-1-butene)-b-styrene triblock copolymer (SEBS)|
|Anno del prodotto:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0032-3861(99)00696-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|