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DIPOLE-MOMENTS OF COPOLYMERS IN RELATION TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF POLAR MONOMER UNIT SEQUENCES

1991-01-01
KUCUKYAVUZ, Z
BAYSAL, BM
A method for evaluating the dipole moments of copolymers in relation to the distribution of polar unit sequences is proposed. Experimental data on the synthesis and dipole moments of styrene-p-chlorostyrene and styrene-p-methoxystyrene copolymers were used to calculate the effective dipole moment of a polar unit in a copolymer. For this purpose, we assumed the following effective moment values for the corresponding polar unit sequences along the copolymer chains: when both of the nearest neighbours are polar, mu(PP), when one of the nearest neighbours is polar and the other is non-polar, mu(PS), and when both of the nearest neighbours are non-polar, mu(SS). The relative magnitudes of mu(SS), mu(PS) and mu(PP) calculated for both copolymers reflect the influence of dipole-dipole interactions on the effective dipole moment of a polar unit in a copolymer molecule.