Synthesis and characterization of N-phenylmaleimide-methylvinylisocyanate copolymers with polystyrene side chains

Serhatli I. , DUZ A., YAGCI Y.

POLYMER BULLETIN, vol.44, no.3, pp.261-268, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s002890050601
  • Title of Journal : POLYMER BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-268


N-Substitued maleimide-methylvinylisocyanate copolymers with high glass transition temperature (T-g) was prepared and reacted with 4-hydroxy TEMPO (4-hydroxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethyl piperidinoxy) to yield polymers possessing stable radical at the side chain. The resulting polymers behaved as polymeric counter radicals for the radical polymerization of styrene. Thus, stable free radical mediated polymerization at the side chain was achieved. The resulting graft copolymers were characterized by spectral and thermal analysis.