Thiol-ene photopolymerization meets azide-alkyne click reactions: P/N/Si-containing, dual curable eugenol-based hybrid coatings

Özükanar Ö., ÇAKMAKÇI E., Daglar O., Durmaz H., Kumbaracı İ. V.

European Polymer Journal, vol.195, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 195
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2023.112203
  • Journal Name: European Polymer Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Azide-alkyne click, Dual-curing, Eugenol, Green chemistry, Thiol-ene photopolymerization
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The use of bio-based building blocks for the synthesis of polymers is increasing day by day. Among the bio-based building blocks, eugenol is a highly promising monomer for the preparation of thermoset materials. In this study, we combined thiol-ene photopolymerization (TEP) and thermal azide-alkyne cycloaddition click reactions to prepare eugenol-based thermally stable, P-, N-, and Si-containing networks. To this end, we synthesized a P-containing, eugenol-based monomer bearing azide group and a siloxane compound containing an alkyne group. By mixing these monomers with multifunctional thiols and by utilizing a dual-curing strategy, we managed to obtain optically transparent and thermally stable coatings with excellent adhesion to glass substrates. Thermal stability, optical transmittance, pendulum hardness, solvent resistance, and the adhesion performance of the coatings were evaluated. The gel contents of the thermoset materials were found to be over 95%. At 600 °C, the char yields of the dual-cured coatings were found to be over 30%. Coatings were also found to be resistant to acidic and basic conditions as well as solvents.