Synthesis of Poly(isobutyl vinyl ether)-graft-Poly(ethylene oxide) Co-polymer with Pendant Methacrylate Functionality and Its Photo-curing Behavior

Devrim E. S., Kahveci M. Ü., Tasdelen M. A., Ito K., Yağcı Y.

DESIGNED MONOMERS AND POLYMERS, vol.12, no.3, pp.265-272, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/156855509x436085
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-272
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


Poly(isobutyl vinyl ether)-graft-poly(ethylene oxide) graft co-polymer with pendant methacrylate groups (PIBVE-g-PEO) was obtained by photoinitiated living cationic co-polymerization of isobutyl vinyl ether (IBVE) with alpha-vinyloxy-omega-methacryloyl-poly(ethylene oxide) (VE-PEO-MA) macromonomer. For this purpose, anionically prepared VE-PEO-MA hybrid macromonomer and IBVE were irradiated in the presence of diphenyl iodonium iodide and zinc iodide as photoacid generator and activator, respectively. Successful graft co-polymerization and conservation of pendant double bonds were confirmed by GPC, and H-1-NMR and FT-IR spectral analysis. The free radical photo-cross-linking behavior of the graft co-polymer was demonstrated. (C) Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009