Polymer supported nitrite esters as diazotising reagent

Bicak N., Bulbul H.

POLYMER BULLETIN, vol.46, pp.139-145, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s002890170067
  • Journal Name: POLYMER BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-145
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Glycidyl methacrylate based terpolymer resin was prepared in spherical beads form by suspension polymerization of glycidyl methacrylate (0.4mol)-methyl methylacrylate (0.5mol)-divinyl benzene (0.1mol) mixture. Acid catalysed reaction of the resin beads (110-220 mum) with excess of glycerol gives corresponding modified resin with hydroxyl functions ( 6.86 mmol g(-1)). Upon standing in 2 M HNO2 solution, hydroxyl groups of the later esterified with nitrous acid (3.55 mmol g(-1)). The nitrite ester functions of the resin have been demonstrated to be efficient nitrous acid precurser in diazotisation of aromatic amines. Diazotisation of aniline in 2 M HCl solutions at O degreesC takes place in less than 15 minutes. Applicability and pratical yields of the method presented have been investigated by diazo coupling reaction of beta- naphthol.