Synthesis and Characterization of 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate (HEMA) and Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Copolymer Used as Biomaterial

2010-01-01
Vargun, Elif
SANKIR, MEHMET
Aran, Bengi
DEMİRCİ SANKIR, NURDAN
Usanmaz, Ali
A series of poly(methyl methacrylate-co-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PMMA-co-PHEMA), copolymers were synthesized by an emulsion polymerization technique. Copolymer compositions were determined by FT-IR and 1H-NMR spectroscopy. It was found that comonomer ratios used in the recipes were comparable within the actual copolymers. Glass transition temperatures (Tg) of PMMA-co-PHEMA copolymers were varied from 119 degrees C to 100 degrees C by increasing HEMA content. Thermogravimetric analysis showed that the copolymers were stable up to 330 degrees C. High intrinsic viscosity values of copolymer resulted in ductile solution-cast films. The hydrophilicity of the films was analyzed by water uptake measurements.

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E. Vargun, M. SANKIR, B. Aran, N. DEMİRCİ SANKIR, and A. Usanmaz, “Synthesis and Characterization of 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate (HEMA) and Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Copolymer Used as Biomaterial,” JOURNAL OF MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE PART A-PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 235–240, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/51663.