Polymerization and characterization of methylmethacrylate by atom transfer radical polymerization

Aran, Bengi
In this work, methylmethacrylate, MMA was polymerized by ATRP method to obtain low molecular weight living polymers. The initiator was p-toluenesulfonylchloride and catalyst ligand complex system were CuCl-4,4̕ dimethyl 2,2̕bipyridine. Polymers with controlled molecular weight were obtained. The polymer chains were shown by NMR investigation to be mostly syndiotactic. The molecular weight and molecular weight distribution of some polymer samples were measured by GPC method. The K and a constants in [h]=K Ma equation were measured as 9.13x10-5 and 0.74, respectively. FT-IR and X-Ray results showed regularity in polymer chains. The molecular weight-Tg relations were verified from results of molecular weight-DSC results.


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B. Aran, “Polymerization and characterization of methylmethacrylate by atom transfer radical polymerization,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2004.