Synthesis of graft copolymers based on poly(2-methoxyethyl acrylate) and investigation of the associated water structure

Irakli Javakhishvili, Masaru Tanaka, Keiko Ogura, Katja Jankova, Søren Hvilsted

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Abstract

Graft copolymers composed of poly(2-methoxyethyl acrylate) are prepared employing controlled radical polymerization techniques. Linear backbones bearing atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) initiating sites are obtained by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer copolymerization of 2-methoxyethyl acrylate (MEA) and 2-(bromoisobutyryloxy)ethyl methacrylate (BriBuEMA) as well as 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate and Br iBuEMA in a controlled manner. MEA is then grafted from the linear macroinitiators by Cu (I)-mediated ATRP. Fairly high molecular weights (>120 000 Da) and low polydispersity indices (1.17-1.38) are attained. Thermal investigations of the graft copolymers indicate the presence of the freezing bound water, and imply that the materials may exhibit blood compatibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-325
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular rapid communications
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 27 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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