Methylated-β-cyclodextrin mediated aqueous polymerization of hydrophobic methacrylic monomers

Phillip H. Madison, Timothy Edward Long

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Abstract

Aqueous polymerization of t-butyl methacrylate (tBuMA) and cyclohexyl methacrylate (CMA) mediated with methylated (1.8)-β-CD (MeCD) was carried out to determine the effects of initiator concentration, polymerization temperature, and monomer structure on the polymerization process, molecular weights, and molecular weight distributions of the final products. The blending of MeCD with various poly(alkyl methacrylate) homopolymers to form novel, optically shear carbohydrate/acrylic films was also examined. Overall, 24 hour complexation times resulted in solid complexes of tBuMA or CMA with MeCD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1836-1837
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Volume41
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes
EventWashington,DC. Meeting - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: 2000 Aug 202000 Aug 24

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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