Facile Polymer Functionalization of Hydrothermal-Carbonization-Derived Carbons


URAKAMI H., Yılmaz A. G. , OSICEANU P., Yagci Y. , VILELA F., TITIRICI M.

MACROMOLECULAR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS, vol.34, no.13, pp.1080-1084, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/marc.201300209
  • Title of Journal : MACROMOLECULAR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1080-1084

Abstract

A simple and efficient polymer grafting onto hydrothermal carbonization (HTC)-derived materials is described. The method pertains to the Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction of furan moieties present on the surface of a HTC material with the maleimide groups stemming from a maleimide protected poly(ethylene glycol) (Me-PEG-MI) by a retro Diels-Alder reaction. The precursor polymer, HTC material, and final product are characterized. Successful grafting is confirmed by elemental analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and dispersion studies.