Polytetrahydrofuran macroinimers - 3. Synthesis of polymethyl methacrylate with side chain block copolymers of tetrahydrofuran and methyl methacrylate


HEPUZER Y., SERHATLI I. , Yagci Y.

EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, vol.34, pp.631-636, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.631-636

Abstract

Photoactive polytetrahydrofuran macroinimers were synthesized by the cationic polymerization of tetrahydrofuran initiated by the unsaturated oxocarbenium salt and subsequent termination by 2-picoline N-oxide. Macroinimers incorporating vinyl and pyridinium groups and methyl methacrylate were used in the grafting reaction in the presence of 2,2'-azobisisobutyronitrile as a thermal initiator. Side chain block copolymers were obtained by indirect photochemical polymerization of methyl methacrylate. Upon subjecting the pyridinium-ion-containing graft copolymer to UV irradiation in the presence of anthracene (photosensitizer) and methyl methacrylate, the polymerization of methyl methacrylate was initiated. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.