Living Polymerization of Isobutylene

  • R. Faust
  • J. P. Kennedy
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Truly living polymerizations, i.e., polymerizations that proceed in the absence of termination and chain transfer, are a most desirable objective of the synthetic polymer chemist. Living polymerizations are not only of great scientific interest but also of considerable commercial consequence and several modern industrial processes are based on living systems, e.g., cis-1,4-polybutadiene,1 triblock polymers of styrene/butadiene/styrene,2 polytetrahydrofuran;3 however these processes are not carbocationic in nature.


Chain Transfer Acetyl Chloride Cationic Polymerization Monomer Addition Living Polymerization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Faust
    • 1
  • J. P. Kennedy
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Polymer ScienceThe University of AkronAkronUSA

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