Aldol group transfer polymerization of t-butyldimethylsilyl vinyl ether initiated by an unsaturated compound, p-formylstyrene, and catalysed by zinc bromide allowed synthesis of styryl-silylated poly (vinyl alcohol ) macromonomers bearing an aldehyde end-function. Various macromonomers with average degrees of polymerization up to 28 were prepared and characterized according to different analytical methods, such as 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance and ultra-violet spectroscopy and gel permeation chromatography. In order to improve the stability of the end-group, the aldehyde function was reacted with a silylketene acetal compound, 1-methoxy-2-methyl-l-trimethylsiloxypropene, which leads to a fl-hydroxy ester end-group, much more stable towards side-reactions. Afterwards, the silyl ether side-groups were hydrolysed with tetrabutylammonium fluoride in order to obtain hydrophilic styryl-poly(vinyl alcohol) macromonomers
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Styrene-terminated poly (vinyl alcohol ) macromonomers: 1. Synthesis by aldol group transfer polymerization / Bernadette Charleux and Christian Pichot // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 195-203.