Poly(vinyl alcohol)-Thioxanthone as One-Component Type II Photoinitiator for Free Radical Polymerization in Organic and Aqueous Media


Kork S., YILMAZ G., Yagci Y.

MACROMOLECULAR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS, vol.36, no.10, pp.923-928, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/marc.201500043
  • Title of Journal : MACROMOLECULAR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.923-928

Abstract

A novel one-component type II polymeric photoinitiator, poly(vinyl alcohol)-thioxanthone (PVA-TX), is synthesized by a simple acetalization process and characterized. PVA-TX enables photopolymerization of methyl methacrylate and acrylamide in both organic and aqueous media. Photopolymerization proceeds even in the absence of a co-initiator since PVA-TX possesses both chromophoric and hydrogen donating sites in the structure.