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26.3 Anionic Polymerization

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  • Another type of anionic polymerization involves an epoxide and forms a polyether. The strained three-memebered epoxide ring is easily opened by nuleophiles, typically a hydroxide or an alkoxy group. Note! This polymerization is different to the other chain-growth polymerizations discussed because the process forms a C-O bond in the polymer chain.

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