Polymeric side chain thioxanthone photoinitiator for free radical polymerization

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Temel G., Arsu N. , Yagci Y.

Polymer Bulletin, vol.57, no.1, pp.51-56, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00289-006-0538-y
  • Title of Journal : Polymer Bulletin
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-56


Side chain thioxanthone-containing polymer (PSt-TX) was synthesized and characterized by modification of polystyrene prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. PSt-TX exhibits absorption characteristics similar to that of the unsubstitued thioxanthone. Its capability to act as initiator for the polymerization of methyl methacrylate was also examined.