The use of the DPE radical polymerization method for the synthesis of chromophore-labelled polymers and block copolymers


KOS T., STRISSEL C., Yagci Y. , NUGAY T., NUYKEN O.

EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, vol.41, no.6, pp.1265-1271, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2004.12.024
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1265-1271

Abstract

Two analogues of diphenylethene carrying phenanthrene (1-(9-phenanthryl)-1-phenylethene (PPE)) and anthracene (1-(2-anthryl)-1-phenylethene (APE)) units were used in radical polymerization of styrene (St) and methyl methacrylate (MMA) at 80 degrees C using AIBN as initiator. Because of the nature of the polymerization, the resulting polymers possess the corresponding chromophoric groups. Using the methodology of a DPE system, these labelled polymers were further used for the synthesis of block copolymers. In this way poly(methyl methacrylate)-b-poly(styrene) and poly(methyl methacrylate)-b-poly(acrylonitrile) with molar masses of 60,000-90,000 g/mol were synthesized. Incorporation of the chromophoric groups into both homo- and block copolymers was confirmed by spectral measurements. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.