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Investigation of the structure of poly-(−)-menthylmethacrylates by a spectropolarimetric method

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    The spectropolarimetric method was used to investigate the structure of polymers produced on the basis of (−)-menthylmethacrylate under conditions of radical and anionic polymerization.

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    The applicability of the one-membered Drude equation within the interval 302–607 mμ was demonstrated, and the constants of the equations (A and λ0) were determined.

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    The independence of λ0 from the solvent and method of production of the polymers was demonstrated. The value of A increases in the series of polymers: radical, thermal, anionic. The negative values of the peaks increase in the same order.

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    The value of A varies depending on the stereoregularity of the polymer. The increase in A is related to an increse in the degree of crystallinity (x-ray diffraction study) and stereoregularity (IR spectra).

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The authors would like to thank O. N. Andrianova for kindly providing the possibility of working on the spectropolarimeter.

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Klabunovskii, E.I., Shvartsman, M.I. & Petrov, Y.I. Investigation of the structure of poly-(−)-menthylmethacrylates by a spectropolarimetric method. Russ Chem Bull 15, 205–209 (1966). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00856039

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  • Polymer
  • Diffraction Study
  • Peak Increase
  • Anionic Polymerization
  • Drude Equation