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Title: A Detailed Investigation of the Free Radical Copolymerization Behavior of n-Butyl Acrylate Macromonomers
Authors: Zorn, Anna-Marie
Barner-Kowollik, Christopher
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: MACROMOLECULES, 44(17). p. 6691-6700
Abstract: The free radical copolymerization of macromonomers with low molecular weight monomers represents a versatile tool for the formation of statistical copolymers featuring pendant side chains. In the current study n-butyl acrylate macromonomer (BAMM) has been synthesized via high temperature acrylate synthesis in a one-pot one-step procedure and copolymerized with benzyl acrylate (BzA) as a comonomer up to 40% conversion in a free radical copolymerization with 1,1'-azobis(isobutyronitrile) (AIBN) as a source of radicals. The copolymers poly(BAMM)-co-poly(BzA) are fully characterized via size exclusion chromatography (SEC), nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), and liquid adsorption chromatography at critical conditions (LACCC). The achievable molecular eight Of the synthesized poly(BAMM)-co-poly(BzA) lies between 8000 and 77 000 g mol(-1) with a polydispersity of 1.30-2.12. Calculated copolymer compositions from the integrals of the specific resonances H(ar) and CH(2) of the BzA compared to CH(2) of the BAMM have been subjected to a (terminal model) Mayo-Lewis analysis, resulting in estimated reactivity ratios at similar to 40% conversion of r(BzA) = 2.46 and r(BAMM) = 1.79, indicating a copolymer composition of F(BA) < 0.65 for the copolymers derived from f(BzA) > 0.9 up to a copolymer composition of FBA > 0.9 for copolymers with a cornonomer feed of f(BzA) < 0.6. The poly(BAMM)-co-poly(BzA) have been analyzed under critical conditions of n-butyl acrylate (BA) on a normal phase column to obtain an image of the generated poly(BAMM)-co-poly(BzA).
Notes: [Junkers, T] Univ Hasselt, Polymer React Design Grp, Inst Mat Res IMO, BE-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium [Zorn, AM; Barner-Kowollik, C] Karlsruhe Inst Technol KIT, Inst Tech Chem & Polymerchem, Preparat Macromol Chem, D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany thomas.junkers@uhasselt.be; christopher.barner-kowollik@kit.edu
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/12248
DOI: 10.1021/ma201345m
ISI #: 000294585600011
ISSN: 0024-9297
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2012
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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