On the Fundamental Polymer Chemistry of Inverse Vulcanization for Statistical and Segmented Copolymers from Elemental Sulfur

Kyung Seok Kang, Krishnan A. Iyer, Jeffrey Pyun

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Abstract

In this concept review, the fundamental and polymerization chemistry of inverse vulcanization for the preparation of statistical and segmented sulfur copolymers, which have been actively developed and advanced in various applications over the past decade is discussed. This concept review delves into a discussion of step-growth polymerization constructs to describe the inverse vulcanization process and discuss prepolymer approaches for the synthesis of segmented sulfur polyurethanes. Furthermore, this concept review discusses the advantages of inverse vulcanization in conjunction with dynamic covalent polymerization and post-polymerization modifications to prepare segmented block copolymers with enhanced thermomechanical and flame retardant properties of these materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere202200115
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume28
Issue number35
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 21 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • elemental sulfur
  • flame retardants
  • inverse vulcanization
  • ring-opening polymerization
  • segmented polyurethanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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