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Title: UV-Induced [2+2] Grafting-To Reactions for Polymer Modification of Cellulose
Authors: Conradi, Matthias
Ramakers, Gijs
Junkers, Thomas
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Benzaldehyde-functional cellulose paper sheets have been synthesized via tosylation of cellulose (Whatman No 5) followed by addition of p-hydroxy benzaldehyde. Via UV-induced Paterno-Buchi [2+2] cycloaddition reactions, these aldehyde functional surfaces are grafted with triallylcyanurate, trimethylolpropane allyl ether, and vinyl chloroacetate. In the following, allyl-functional polymers (poly(butyl acrylate), pBA, M-n = 6990 g mol(-1), D = 1.12 and poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide), pNIPAAm, M-n = 9500 g mol(-1), D = 1.16) synthesized via reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization are conjugated to the celloluse surface in a UV-induced grafting-to approach. With pBA, hydrophobic cellulose sheets are obtained (water contact angle 116 degrees), while grafting of pNIPAAm allows for generation of "smart" surfaces, which are hydrophilic at room temperature, but that become hydrophobic when heated above the characteristic lower critical solution temperature (93 degrees contact angle). The Paterno-Buchi reaction has been shown to be a versatile synthetic tool that also performs well in grafting-to approaches whereby its overall performance seems to be close to that of radical thiol-ene reactions.
Notes: [Conradi, Matthias; Ramakers, Gijs; Junkers, Thomas] Univ Hasselt, Inst Mat Res IMO, Polymer React Design Grp, Martelarenlaan 42, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Junkers, Thomas] IMEC Associated Lab IMOMEC, Wetenschapspk 1, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/21672
DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500484
ISI #: 000369833200008
ISSN: 1022-1336
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
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