The reaction between 'living' t-butyl acrylic anions and benzaldehyde (BZA) is shown to be highly selective. Advantage is taken of this fact in order to prepare well defined hydroxyl-terminated poly(t-butyl acrylate) (tBuA) samples. When a dialdehyde such as terephthalaldehyde (TAP) is used in place of BZA, both aldehyde functions of the electrophilic reagent participate in the deactivating reaction of the acrylic anions. Multiblock copolymers consisting of polyvinylic and poly(t-butyl acrylate) sequences can therefore be obtained by stoichiometric coupling reactions between the 'living' triblock copolymer and terephthalaldehyde.
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Reactivity of "living" t-butyl acrylic anions towards aldehydes: application to the synthesis of hydroxyl-terminated polyacrylates and their related copolymers / Yves Gnanou // Polymer. – 1994. – Vol 35. – P. 4011-4014.