In-situsyntheses of graft copolymers by metal-free strategies: combination of photoATRP and ROP

Yilmaz G.

DESIGNED MONOMERS AND POLYMERS, vol.23, no.1, pp.134-140, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15685551.2020.1808414
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chemical Abstracts Core, Compendex, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-140
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A completely metal-free and environmentally friendly strategy is demonstrated for the preparation of graft copolymers by combining photoinduced Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) and Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP). Polymerizations are simultaneously realized in a one-pot manner. For this purpose, bare vinyl monomers, vinyl monomers with hydroxyl functional groups, and lactone monomers were simultaneously polymerized under visible light using specific catalysts. While vinyl monomers construct the main chain, the lactone monomers were polymerized from the hydroxyl functions present at the side chain. Spectral and chromatographic analyses prove that the utilized strategy is successful in the preparation of graft copolymers controlled molecular weights and narrow distributions.