Degradation of Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) Obtained by Radiation in Aqueous Solution

2010-01-01
Varguen, Elif
Usanmaz, Ali
The degradation of poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate), PHEMA obtained by -radiation induced polymerization of HEMA in aqueous solution, was studied. The polymer was a gel type and insoluble in common organic solvents. The DSC thermogram of the polymer gave a Tg value at 88.2 degrees C and an endothermic peak showed further polymerization or crosslinking at 110-160 degrees C. The degradation observed in TGA was a depolymerization type. However, the FT-IR of TGA fragments showed no monomer, which was degraded further. The degradation of monomer was studied by the GC-MS method. Similar results were also observed.
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Citation Formats
E. Varguen and A. Usanmaz, “Degradation of Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) Obtained by Radiation in Aqueous Solution,” JOURNAL OF MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE PART A-PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY, pp. 882–891, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/56887.