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Copolymerization of Phenylselenide-Substituted Maleimide with Styrene and Its Oxidative Elimination Behavior

State and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory for Novel Functional Polymeric Materials, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
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Polymers 2018, 10(3), 321; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10030321
Received: 9 February 2018 / Revised: 9 March 2018 / Accepted: 10 March 2018 / Published: 15 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tailored Polymer Synthesis by Advanced Polymerization Techniques)
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Abstract

Selenium-containing monomer monophenyl maleimide selenide (MSM) was synthesized and copolymerized with styrene (St) using reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. Copolymers with controlled molecular weight and narrow molecular weight distribution were obtained. The structure of the copolymer was characterized by nuclear magnetic resonance, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrum, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and Ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy (UV-vis) spectroscopy. The copolymer can be oxidized by H2O2 to form carbon-carbon double bonds within the main chain due to the unique sensitivity of selenide groups in the presence of oxidants. Such structure changing resulted in an interesting concentration-related photoluminescence emission enhancement. View Full-Text
Keywords: selenium-containing monomer; reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT); oxidation; carbon-carbon double bond selenium-containing monomer; reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT); oxidation; carbon-carbon double bond
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Liu, Q.; Lv, X.; Li, N.; Pan, X.; Zhu, J.; Zhu, X. Copolymerization of Phenylselenide-Substituted Maleimide with Styrene and Its Oxidative Elimination Behavior. Polymers 2018, 10, 321.

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