Preparation of high purity, anionic polymerization grade alkyl methacrylate monomers

R. D. Allen, Timothy Edward Long, J. E. McGrath

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Abstract

A method has been developed which provides very pure alkyl methacrylate monomers for anionic polymerization. This method takes advantage of the chemistry of trialkylaluminum compounds-their reactivity with alcohols and moisture, and their complex formation with methacrylic esters which facilitates titration of impurities. When coupled with previously known polymerization techniques, this purification methodology allows for both the synthesis of narrow distribution poly(alkyl methacrylates) of controlled and predictable molecular weight and for the utilization of a wide variety of methacrylate monomers. The procedure described herein should be equally applicable to group transfer polymerization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-134
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

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Anionic polymerization
Methacrylates
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purity
polymerization
monomers
Monomers
Polymerization
preparation
Titration
Purification
Esters
Alcohols
Moisture
Molecular weight
Impurities
purification
moisture
titration
esters

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Preparation of high purity, anionic polymerization grade alkyl methacrylate monomers. / Allen, R. D.; Long, Timothy Edward; McGrath, J. E.

In: Polymer Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 2, 01.02.1986, p. 127-134.

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Allen, R. D. ; Long, Timothy Edward ; McGrath, J. E. / Preparation of high purity, anionic polymerization grade alkyl methacrylate monomers. In: Polymer Bulletin. 1986 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 127-134.
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