Photochemically masked benzophenone: Photoinitiated free radical polymerization by using benzodioxinone

Tasdelen M. A., KUMBARACI V., Talinli N., YAGCI Y.

POLYMER, vol.47, no.22, pp.7611-7614, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 22
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.polymer.2006.09.020
  • Journal Name: POLYMER
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.7611-7614
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


A new photoinitiating system for free radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) is reported. This system consists of benzodioxinone and hydrogen donors such as triethylamine (TEA), N,N-dimethyl ethanol amine (DMEA) and tetrahydrofuran (THF). A feasible mechanism involves photoinduced formation of benzophenone from benzodioxinone and subsequent hydrogen abstraction of photoexcited benzophenone from hydrogen donors to yield radicals capable of initiating polymerization of MMA. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.