Chemistry of copper(II) carboxylates at polyethylene solution-interfaces Conference Paper uri icon


  • We have investigated the chemistry of polyethylene functionalized by what we call entrapment functionalization. A long range goal is to evaluate what changes in chemical behavior occur when an organic functional group is located at a polyethylene-solvent interface. We discuss some of the chemistry of metal carboxylates at such an interface using UV-visible, fluorescence and ESCA spectroscopies to characterize copper(II) carboxylates. The synthesis of copper(II) carboxylated oligomers, introduction of copper(II) onto these oligomers and subsequent entrapment in virgin polyethylene were accomplished.

published proceedings

  • American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry

author list (cited authors)

  • Poteat, J. L., & Bergbreiter, D. E.

complete list of authors

  • Poteat, JL||Bergbreiter, DE

publication date

  • April 1989