Michael addition polymers from bisacetoacetates
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The Michael reaction was used to synthesize polymers from bisacetoacetyl esters and amides and a diacrylate. The reaction occurred readily at room temperature yielding semi-solid polymers with broad molecular weight distributions which narrowed as the reaction progressed. The polymers based on the amide had lower molecular weights than those based on the ester.
KeywordsPolymer Ester Molecular Weight Amide Lower Molecular Weight
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