Using 2-(N-Methyl-N-Phenylamino) acetonaphthone as photoinitiator for the polymerization of methyl methacrylate

Keskin S., Arsu N.

POLYMER BULLETIN, vol.57, no.5, pp.643-650, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00289-006-0620-5
  • Journal Name: POLYMER BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.643-650
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


2-(N-Methyl-N-phenylamino) acetonaphthone (MPA) was synthesized as a cleavable photoinitiator and the structure of the photoinitiator was confirmed by spectral and elemental analysis. MPA shows a much higher molar absorptivity than the commercially used acetophenone derivative. The photoinitiation capability of MPA was demonstrated by using methyl methacrylate and a formulation containing multifunctional monomers. Incorporation of the naphthoyl moiety into the polymer was demonstrated by spectroscopic methods.