Synthesis and characterization of new copolymers from glycidyl methacrylate and tetrahydrofurfuryl acrylate: determination of reactivity ratios

Azzahari, A.D. and Yahya, R. and Hassan, A. and Sheikh, M.R.K. (2012) Synthesis and characterization of new copolymers from glycidyl methacrylate and tetrahydrofurfuryl acrylate: determination of reactivity ratios. Fibers and Polymers, 13 (5). pp. 555-563. ISSN 1229-9197

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Abstract

The new copolymers from different feed compositions of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) and tetrahydrofurfuryl acrylate (THFA) were synthesized using free radical polymerization in toluene at 70±1 °C using benzoyl peroxide (BPO) as initiator. The polymers were characterized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR and FTIR spectroscopic techniques. The polydispersities of the copolymers suggest a strong tendency for chain termination by disproportionation. The glass transition temperature of the copolymers increases with increase in GMA content. The thermal stability of the copolymers increases with increase in THFA content. The copolymer compositions were determined using 1H NMR analysis. Reactivity ratios for GMA and THFA as determined by the Mao-Huglin method were r 1=0. 379 and r 2=0. 266. The results showed that all these copolymerizations are strictly linear systems describable by the Mayo-Lewis equation based on the terminal model and that accurate reactivity ratio data can be obtained.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Copolymerization; Glycidyl methacrylate; Tetrahydrofurfuryl acrylate; Reactivity ratios; Copolymer composition
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Dept of Chemistry
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2013 07:25
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2014 03:50
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6756

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