Visible light-induced free radical promoted cationic polymerization using organotellurium compounds

Kaya K., Seba M., Fujita T., Yamago S., Yagci Y.

POLYMER CHEMISTRY, vol.9, no.48, pp.5639-5643, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 48
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c8py01380b
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5639-5643
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Organotellurium-mediated polymerization of cyclohexene oxide (CHO), isobutyl vinyl ether (IBVE) and N-vinylcarbazole (NVC) in the presence of diphenyliodonium hexafluorophosphate (DPI) was accomplished under visible light and sunlight. The chain-transfer agent (CTA) ethyl 2-methyl-2-methyltellanylpropionate (EMPTeMe) and poly(methyl methacrylate) with an organotellurium group at the chain end (PMMATeMe) were used as photoinitiators.