The preparation of isotactic polyacrylonitrile using zeolite

K. T. Jung, D. K. Hwang, Y. G. Shul, H. S. Han, W. S. Lee

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Isotactic polyacrylonitrile (PAN) has been prepared by using a zeolite as a host. After introduction of acrylonitrile monomers, they were subsequently polymerized with radical initiators in Na-Y and Na-β zeolite channels, followed by extraction with hydrofluoric acid. 13C-NMR results show that the isotacticity of extracted PAN is higher than that of bulk PAN prepared under the same reaction conditions and is also affected by the pore structure of host. Thermal and physical properties of extracted PAN were also investigated using GPC, DSC and XRD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-185
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the BK21 Project and the post-doctoral program of KOSEF.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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