Synthesis of new polyesters with methacrylate pendant groups

Bicak N., Karagoz B.

POLYMER BULLETIN, vol.56, no.1, pp.87-93, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00289-005-0471-5
  • Journal Name: POLYMER BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-93
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A catalytic process for synthesis of new polyesters with methacrylate pendant groups is presented. Thus, zinc succinate catalyzed reaction of succinic anhydride with glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) in dimethoxyethane gives linear oligoesters with low molecular weights (1380-2400 Da). The polyester formation takes place via simultaneous ring opening of the cyclic anhydride and oxirane units.