Potential of Crown Ether-Assisted Anionic Polymerization of Styrene and Dienes for Commercial Processes

  • F. L. Cook
  • J. D. Muzzy
  • T. N. Montgomery
  • R. M. Burton
  • K. E. Domeshek
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 18)


Literally hundred of powerful cationic complexing agents have been prepared in the past 25 years, with the synthetic multidentate macrocycles receiving the greatest attention.1 Macrocyclic oligomers of ethylene oxide, termed crown ethers, have warranted extensive investigation due to their extremely high binding constants for typical cations such as Na+, K+ and Li+ compared to linear analogs.


Crown Ether Anionic Polymerization Potassium Acetate Lithium Cation Styrene Polymerization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. L. Cook
    • 1
  • J. D. Muzzy
    • 1
  • T. N. Montgomery
    • 1
  • R. M. Burton
    • 1
  • K. E. Domeshek
    • 1
  1. 1.Schools of Textile Engineering and Chemical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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