Cellulose-based polyacetals by direct and sensitized photocationic ring-opening polymerization of levoglucosenyl methyl ether


Kaya K. , Debsharma T., Schlaad H., Yağcı Y.

POLYMER CHEMISTRY, vol.11, no.43, pp.6884-6889, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 43
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/d0py01307b
  • Title of Journal : POLYMER CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.6884-6889

Abstract

This study aims to explore the photoinitiated cationic ring-opening polymerization of levoglucosenyl methyl ether (LGME), a chemical obtained from the most abundant biomass - cellulose. Direct and sensitized photopolymerizations of LGME using photoinitiators acting at the near UV or visible range in conjunction with diphenyliodonium hexafluoroantimonate (DPI) yielded unsaturated polyacetals with varying molar masses and distributions.