Amino-functionalized polyethylene for enhancing the adhesion between polyolefins and polyurethanes

Shingo Kobayashi, Jie Song, H. Craig Silvis, Christopher W. MacOsko, Marc A. Hillmyer

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Primary and secondary amino-functionalized polyethylenes were synthesized from commercially available maleic anhydride-modified polyethylene by reaction with mono-tert-butoxycarbonyl-protected diamines, N-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)-1,6- diaminohexane (tBocHMDA), and N-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)-N-ethyl-1,6-diaminohexane (tBocEtHMDA) followed by deprotection with trifluoroacetic acid. The structures of amino-functionalized polyethylenes were characterized by NMR and IR spectroscopies, and the data compared favorably to that of the corresponding model compounds. The amino-functionalized polymers showed significantly improved adhesive strength toward thermoplastic polyurethanes as compared to the parent maleic anhydride-modified polyethylene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3274-3279
Number of pages6
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 16 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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