Thioxanthone-anthracene: A new photoinitiator for free radical polymerization in the presence of oxygen

Balta D. , Arsu N. , YAGCI Y., JOCKUSCH S., TURRO N. J.

MACROMOLECULES, cilt.40, sa.12, ss.4138-4141, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1021/ma0628735
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.4138-4141


A novel thioxanthone-anthracene (TX-A) photoinitiator, namely 5-thia-pentacene-14-one, possessing the respective photochromic groups was synthesized. TX-A is an efficient photoinitiator for free radical polymerization of acrylic and styrenic type monomers in the presence of oxygen. UV-vis, FT-IR, and fluorescence spectroscopic and polymerization studies revealed that photoinitiation occurs through anthracene chromophore. In contrast to thioxanthone-based photoinitiators, TX-A does not require an additional hydrogen donor for the initiation.