Photoinitiating Monomers Based on Diacrylamides

KARASU F., Dworak C., Kopeinig S., Hummer E., ARSU N. , LISKA R.

MACROMOLECULES, vol.41, no.21, pp.7953-7958, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 21
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ma8017537
  • Title of Journal : MACROMOLECULES
  • Page Numbers: pp.7953-7958


Novel monomers with reactive diacrylamide units were developed as alternatives to common acrylate- or acryl amide-based functional groups. By using photo differential scanning calorimetry and ATR-IR spectroscopy, we were able to determine their theoretical polymerization heats and photopolymerization properties. Surprisingly, these new monomers exhibited high polymerization reactivity due to cyclopolymerization and showed self-initiating behavior under irradiation with UV light. As absorption of these photoinitiating monomers tails out at 320 nm, sensitizers were successfully employed to expand the spectral range of sensitivity.