English Abstract

Overview of Living Cationic Polymerization. Part 3: Living Cationic Polymerization of Isobutene and Styrenes

Shokyoku KANAOKA
Sadahito AOSHIMA
Department of Macromolecular Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka 560-0043, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2011),84(9),287-293 General Review in Japanese

The final installment of the three-part series of a special lecture for living cationic polymerization focuses on recent progress in living polymerization of isobutene and styrene derivatives. Unique and new initiating systems for living polymerization have been developed for isobutene and styrenes. This final article focuses on active living catalysts for both monomers, and water-tolerant systems for styrenes.

Keywords: Cationic Polymerization, Living Polymerization, Vinyl Ether, Isobutene, Styrene, Styrene Derivative, Lewis Acid