Hydrogenated Star Block Copolymers of Butylstyrene — Isoprene and Divinylbenzene

  • J. M. Hoover
  • T. C. Ward
  • J. E. McGrath
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Anionically prepared triblock and star block copolymers of styrene with butadiene and isoprene have been widely synthesized and thoroughly studied by many investigators.1 These systems have also provided a basis for many commercially important thermoplastic elastomers, including KRATON, SOLPRENE, etc. The thermal and mechanical sproperties of these materials are well established in their microphase-separated morphologies, which may be tailored, along with other polymer parameters, to achieve specific physical properties. Anionic polymerization allows the controlled synthesis of block polymers, and thus facilitates the precise engineering of mechanical properties, such as tensile strength and modulus by controlling parameters, such as block molecular weight, purity, and microstructure.


Differential Scanning Calorimetry Block Copolymer Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis Microphase Separation Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Hoover
    • 1
  • T. C. Ward
    • 1
  • J. E. McGrath
    • 1
  1. 1.Polymer Materials and Interfaces Laboratory Chemistry DepartmentVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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