Efficient Anionic Ring Opening Polymerization of Ethylene Oxide under Microfluidic Conditions

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Abstract

<p>We investigated the anionic ring opening polymerization of ethylene oxide using a microflow system with a tubular reactor. Employing alkoxy anions as an initiator, the monoalkyl-ether terminated polyethylene glycols were obtained by the microfluidic system within 30 min of residence time, which is a remarkably shortened reaction time compared with a batch system. The use of a suitable micromixer is important to obtain monoalkyl-ether terminated PEGs in high yields and small PDIs. By comparison with a batch system, the anionic ROP in the microflow was quite smooth and the distribution of the obtained polymer was narrow with the use of MeONa as a catalyst.</p>

Journal

  • Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan

    Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan 90(7), 838-842, 2017

    The Chemical Society of Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005773701
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00580132
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0009-2673
  • NDL Article ID
    028356301
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-B35
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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