Lecture 14 Notes, Effect of Size and Composition on the Properties of Renewable Copolymers

Made from mixing monomers from start with catalyst

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made from mixing monomers from start with catalyst - random-copolymer-arrangement-of-styrene-butadiene-copolymer
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Copolymers - made from two or more monomers Triblock copolymers made from end group addition of one polymer to another The end-blocks are hard and contribute strength to the copolymer while the mid-blocks are rubbery and add elastic properties or adhesive properties
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What properties make polymers so versatile and useful ? They can be made to be: Flexible Hard Durable Absorbent Resistant to Corrosion Easily modifiable
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The qualities that make plastics so useful are the same that make them so harmful to the environment - bottles
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