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dc.contributor.authorBronk, John Men_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:19:48Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:19:48Z
dc.date.issued1996-03-03en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-10032007-171915en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/39572
dc.description.abstractThe synthesis of epoxide containing block and alternating copolymers has been investigated in this research. Poly(ethylene oxide-2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) (PEO) copolymers have been synthesized with poly(ethylene oxide) macroinitiators ranging from O.75K-40K. Monohydroxy functionalized PEO oligomers have been synthesized with potassium tert-butoxide as an initiator in tetrahydrofuran, and in the bulk. The PEO oligomers were reacted with 4-(chloromethyl) benzoyl chloride to yield a 4-(chloromethyl) benzoate functionalized PEO oligomer quantitatively. This oligomer was further reacted in the melt with sodium iodide to result in 4-(iodomethyl) benzoate functionalized PEO oligomers. The iodo adduct (macroinitiator) initiated the polymerization of 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline, the second block of the diblock copolymer. The formation of the poly ( ethylene oxide-2-ethyl- 2-oxazoline) copolymer resulted in materials ranging from 20 - 80 weight percent poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) (PEOX). These materials were water soluble with PEOX as a strong hydrogen bonding block in the copolymer. The diblock copolymers may have potential uses in particle stabilization, and coating applications.en_US
dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V856_1996.B766.pdfen_US
dc.subjectcoating applicationsen_US
dc.subjectparticle stabilizationen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1996.B766en_US
dc.titleSynthesis, characterization and properties of epoxide containing block and alternating copolymersen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentChemistryen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRiffle, Judy S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcGrath, James E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMarand, Hervé L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDavis, Richey M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHarrison, Jeffrey B.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-10032007-171915/en_US
dc.date.sdate2007-10-03en_US
dc.date.rdate2007-10-03
dc.date.adate2007-10-03en_US


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