Atom transfer radical polymerization of hydroxy-functional methacrylates at ambient temperature: comparison of glycerol monomethacrylate with 2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate
Save, M., Weaver, J.V.M., Armes, S.P. and McKenna, P. (2002) Atom transfer radical polymerization of hydroxy-functional methacrylates at ambient temperature: comparison of glycerol monomethacrylate with 2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate. Macromolecules, 35, (4), 1152-1159. (doi: 10.1021/ma011541r).
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The homopolymerization of two hydroxy-functional monomers, glycerol monomethacrylate [GMA] and 2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate [HPMA], has been investigated using ATRP chemistry in aqueous, methanolic, or water/methanol solution. In methanol, both monomers are polymerized to high conversion with reasonably good control (final polydispersities are 1.30 and 1.09 for GMA and HPMA, respectively) within a few hours at 20 °C. "Self-blocking" chain growth experiments indicate good living character under these conditions. Addition of water leads to much more rapid polymerizations in both cases, but high polydispersities (e.g., Mw/Mn = 1.90 for a 50/50 water/methanol mixture) were always obtained with GMA. With HPMA, relatively low polydispersities (Mw/Mn = 1.17) can be achieved under the same conditions. Several new diblock copolymers were synthesized using poly(alkylene oxide)-based macroinitiators. One of these hydrophilic-hydrophobic diblocks proved to be thermoresponsive and aggregated reversibly in aqueous media.
|Keywords:||block-copolymers, methyl-methacrylate, triblock copolymers, diblock copolymers, aqueous-solutions, transition, acrylate, coatings, polymers, behavior|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Chemistry
|Date Deposited:||22 Feb 2006|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 13:38|
|Contributors:||Save, M. (Author)
Weaver, J.V.M. (Author)
Armes, S.P. (Author)
McKenna, P. (Author)
|Date:||12 February 2002|
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