Incorporation of adamantane as a pendant group increases the glass transition temperature (Tg) of the parent polymer significantly for both condensation polymers and vinyl polymers. although it is intuitive that large pendant groups tend to have such an effect due to the reduced chain mobility, the magnitude of increase is surprisingly high for adamantane. The effects of adamantane substitution on physical, thermal and mechanical properties of a variety of polymer families ranging from acrylates to phenolics are analyzed. Methacrylate esters with different spacers varying in length and rigidity, phenyl and methyl, between the adamantane and the backbone are analyzed. Homopolymers and copolymers of both monomers with styrene are synthesized.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|State||Published - Aug 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics