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Title: SEC/MALLS measurement of the branched structure of methyl methacrylate + ethylene glycol dimethacrylate copolymers synthesized by atom transfer radical polymerization
Author: Trigo, Ivone
Gonçalves, Miguel
Dias, Rolando
Costa, Mário Rui
Keywords: Branching
Crosslinking
Atom-transfer
Molecular weight
Radius of gyration
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Universidade do Minho
Citation: Trigo, Ivone; Gonçalves, Miguel; Dias, Rolando; Costa, Mário (2008) - SEC/MALLS measurement of the branched structure of methyl methacrylate + ethylene glycol dimethacrylate copolymers synthesized by atom transfer radical polymerization. In 10th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference - CHEMPOR. Braga. p.102-107. ISBN 978-972-97810-3-2
Abstract: In the last few years, atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of acrylate and methacrylate monomers in the presence of a small amount of cross-linker has been investigated in order to produce branched polymers and gels with applications in microelectronics, coatings industries or biomedicine (Wang and Zhu, 2005; Gao et al., 2007). In this context, it is being explored the production by ATRP of branched/crosslinked polymers with a lower degree of heterogeneity than that obtained by conventional free radical polymerization (FRP). This work reports an experimental study on the ATRP of methyl methacrylate (MMA) + ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) initiated by MBPA (methyl -bromophenylacetate) and mediated by copper bromide (CuBr) ligated with HMTETA (1,1,4,7,10,10- hexamethyltriethylenetetramine). The synthesized copolymers were analyzed by size exclusion chromatography (SEC) with simultaneous detection of refractive index (RI) and multi-angle laser light scattering (MALLS) signals. Important details of the molecular architecture of these materials can therefore be measured, namely absolute molecular weights and z-average radius of gyration. Different experimental runs were performed in order to investigate the influence of the operating conditions (e.g. temperature and initial molar ratios MMA/EGDMA/MBPA/CuBr/HMTETA) on the structure of the products.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10198/799
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