Crosslinker co‐polymerisation for property control in inverse vulcanisation

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  • Jessica Smith
  • Sarah Green
  • Samuel Petcher
  • Dougles Parker
  • Bowen Zhang
  • Max Worthington
  • Xiaofeng Wu
  • Thomas Baker
  • Christopher Gibson
  • Johnathon Campbell
  • David Lewis
  • Helen Willcock
  • Justin Chalker
  • Tom Hasell

Colleges, School and Institutes


Sulfur is an underused by‐product of the petrochemicals industry. Recent research into inverse vulcanisation has shown how this excess sulfur can be transformed into functional polymers, by stabilization with organic crosslinkers. For these interesting new materials to realise their potential for applications, more understanding and control of their physical properties is needed. Here we report four new terpolymers prepared from sulfur and two distinct alkene monomers that can be predictively tuned in glass transition, molecular weight, solubility, mechanical properties, and colour.


Original languageEnglish
JournalChemistry: A European Journal
Early online date28 May 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 May 2019