Copolymerization of isobutene with trans-1,3,5-hexatriene
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- Priola, A., Corno, C., Bruzzone, M. et al. Polymer Bulletin (1981) 4: 735. doi:10.1007/BF00285142
The cationic copolymerization of isobutene (I) and trans-1,3,5-hexatriene (HT) at low temperature occurs randomly (rI=0.59, rHT=1.57). The prevalent 1,6-opening of the triconjugated system of HT was ascertained mainly by 1H- and 13C-NMR analysis. The formation of gelled products was avoided by working in a homogeneous medium and the cyclization of the triene units by copolymerizing I and HT in bulk.