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Polymerization of 3-Chlorooxetane

Wicks, Douglas A. and Tirrell, David A. (1987) Polymerization of 3-Chlorooxetane. New Polymer Materials, 1 (1). pp. 13-20. ISSN 0169-6424.

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3-Chlorooxetane was prepared in 12% overall yield from epichlorohydrin. Treatment of the neat monomer with a 1 : 1 :0.5 mixture of triethylaluminum, acetylacetone and water afforded poly(3-chlorooxetane) as a resilient elastomer of high molecular weight. The glass transition temperature of poly(3-chlorooxetane) was determined to be - 23°C. The polymer is stable with respect to repeating unit isomerization to its structural isomer, polyepichlorohydrin.

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Tirrell, David A.0000-0003-3175-4596
Additional Information:© 1987 VNU Science Press. Accepted in revised form 7 April 1987. This work was supported by a grant from the Polymers Program of the National Science Foundation (DMR 82-01180). Support of our research by an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (to D.A.T.) is also gratefully acknowledged. NMR spectra were recorded in the University of Massachusetts NMR Laboratory, which is supported in part by the NSF Materials Research Laboratory at the University.
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NSFDMR 82-01180
Subject Keywords:3-Chlorooxetane; elastomers; polyether; ring-opening polymerization
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