Free radical polymerization of 2,3-bis(cyanopropyl)-1,3-butadiene

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The bulk free radical polymerization of 2,3-bis(cyanopropyl)-1-3-butadiene (III) produces a crosslinked, insoluble polymer after six hours. Uncrosslinked homopolymer shows exclusively 1,4 microstructure and is resistant to a wide range of common organic solvents. Copolymerization of III with I, and III with styrene produced dicyano-functionalized SBR and an all diene based cyano content than NBR while maintaining flexibility of the polymers.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rath, MK; Arvidson, KB; Sheares, VV

Published Date

  • March 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 148 - 149

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-3934

Citation Source

  • Scopus