Preparation and phase behavior of poly(4-trimethylsilylstyrene)-block- polyisoprene

Masashi Harada, Masayuki Ohya, Takahisa Suzuki, Daisuke Kawaguchi, Atsushi Takano, Yushu Matsushita

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Three poly(4-trimethylsilylstyrene)-block-polyisoprenes (TIs), the molecular weights of which were 82,000, 152,000 and 291,000 (TI-82K, TI-152K, and TI29 IK), were synthesized by sequential anionic polymerizations. The component polymers were a miscible pair that presented a lower critical solution temperature phase diagram if blended. The TI phase behavior was investigated with transmission electron microscopy. The order-disorder transition could be observed at a temperature between 200 °C (the ordered state) and 150 °C (the disordered state) for the block copolymer TI-152K. The block copolymer TI-82K presented the disordered state at 200 °C, whereas TI-291K was in the ordered state at 150 °C. With the Flory-Huggins interaction parameter between poly(4-trimethylsilylstyrene) and polyisoprene, which was evaluated by small-angle neutron scattering for the block copolymers, the TI phase behavior could be reasonably explained by mean-field theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1214-1219
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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