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Some aspects of the structure–property relations for substituted biphenyl acrylic polymers and copolymers
thesisposted on 2018-02-27, 17:02 authored by Peter L. Shaw
A series of substituted biphenyl acrylic monomers were produced with the aim of studying the properties characteristic of mesophases observed for some of the resulting polymers. The introduction of a spacer unit, composed of a short sequence of methylene groups, which decoupled the polymer main-chain from the mesogenic side group was investigated. Polymers in which the biphenyl group was replaced by naphthyl or phenyl groups were also examined. Replacement of the acrylate group by a methacrylate group caused marked differences in the properties of the resulting polymers, which was discussed in terms of main-chain structures. [Continues.]
Imperial Chemical Industries and Science and Engineering Research Council (CASE scheme).
Publisher© Peter Leslie Shaw
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NotesA Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.