The effect of amines on the polymerization of methyl methacrylate

Arsu N., Aydin M.

ANGEWANDTE MAKROMOLEKULARE CHEMIE, vol.266, pp.70-74, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 266
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-74
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Different amines, namely N-isopropylmorpholine, N-isopropylpyrrolidine, N-isopropylpiperidine, and 1,3-dimorpholinopropane were synthesised and they were used with type I and type II photoinitiators in the polymerization of methyl methacrylate. Their efficiency was compared with that of N-methyldiethanolamine (NMDEA). which is a well known synergist, and it was found that 1,3-dimorpholinopropane worked as well as NMDEA. High concentrations of N-isopropylpyrrolidine and 1,3-dimorpholinopropane lead to an increase in the rate of polymerization of methyl methacrylate.