Light-induced cross-linking and post-cross-linking modification of polyglycidol

Marquardt F., Bruns M., Keul H., Yagci Y., Moeller M.

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, vol.54, no.13, pp.1647-1650, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c7cc09498a
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1647-1650
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The photoinduced radical generation process has received renewed interest due to its economic and ecological appeal. Herein the light-induced cross-linking of functional polyglycidol and its post-cross-linking modification are presented. Linear polyglycidol was first functionalized with a tertiary amine in a two-step reaction. Dimethylaminopropyl functional polyglycidol was cross-linked in a UV-light mediated reaction with camphorquinone as a type II photoinitiator. The cross-linked polyglycidol was further functionalized by quaternization with various organoiodine compounds. Aqueous dispersions of the cross-linked polymers were investigated by means of DLS and zeta potential measurements. Polymer films were evaluated by DSC and XPS.