Synthesis of Polybutadiene-Based Particles via Dispersion Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization

Abraham Chemtob, Valérie Héroguez*, Yves Gnanou

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Latex particles based on 1,4-polybutadiene were synthesized via dispersion ring-opening metathesis copolymerization of 1,5-cyclooctadiene with a α-norbornenyl poly(ethylene oxide) macromonomer. Stable but polydisperse colloidal dispersions in the 50 nm to 10 μm size range were obtained. In this work, particular attention was paid to the effects of the kinetics of copolymerization on the structure of the graft copolymers formed and on the onset of turbidity. Strategies to prepare monodisperse polybutadiene particles were also designed through the growth of a polybutadiene shell from a well-defined polynorbornene seed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1154-1163
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004


  • 1,5-cyclooctadiene
  • Dispersion polymerization
  • Macromonomers
  • Particles
  • Polybutadiene
  • ROMP
  • Ring-opening metathesis polymerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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