A new azo initiator for the synthesis of polymers with pyrene terminal groups

Hepuzer Y., GUVENER U., YAGCI Y.

POLYMER BULLETIN, vol.52, no.1, pp.17-23, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00289-004-0244-6
  • Journal Name: POLYMER BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-23
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


4,4'-azobis(4-cyanopyrenylmethyl pentanoate) (ACPMP) was synthesized by the reaction of pyrenylmethanol with 4,4'-azobis(4-cyanopentanoyl chloride) (ACPC). ACPMP was further used in the synthesis of polystyrene with pyrene terminal groups by using conventional free radical polymerization (FRP) and stable free radical polymerization (SFRP) techniques. Incorporation of terminal groups were confirmed by spectral measurements.