Polymer Science, Series B

, Volume 61, Issue 5, pp 550–559 | Cite as

Synthesis of Polystyrene-block-trans-1,4-polyisoprene-block-polystyrene Triblock Copolymer

  • Xin-Ru Dai
  • Yue Geng
  • Guangqiang Shao
  • Zhang Luo
  • Xiubo Jiang
  • Zhen-Xiu ZhangEmail author


Here triblock copolymer synthesis mediated by trans-1,4-polyisoprene is reported for the first time. Carbonyl telechelic trans-1,4-polyisoprene (trans-structure >95%) was synthesized by the epoxidation of trans-1,4-polyisoprene followed by oxidative cleavage. Bromine terminated trans-1,4-polyisoprene was then synthesized by the reduction reaction of carbonyl groups of trans-1,4-polyisoprene to hydroxyl groups followed by end group transformation. Atom transfer radical polymerization of styrene was conducted then using bromine terminated trans-1,4-polyisoprene as macroinitiator. Triblock copolymers were characterized by 1H-NMR, FTIR, GPC, DSC, and XRD.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xin-Ru Dai
    • 1
  • Yue Geng
    • 1
  • Guangqiang Shao
    • 1
  • Zhang Luo
    • 1
  • Xiubo Jiang
    • 1
  • Zhen-Xiu Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Rubber-Plastics, School of Polymer Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and TechnologyQingdaoChina

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