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Synthesis of Well-Defined Vinyl End-Functional Polystyrene Using Multifunctional Initiator by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

Samiul Islam Chowdhury1, Roushown Ali2 and Tariqul Hasan2
  • 1 Bangladesh University of Textiles, Bangladesh
  • 2 University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 12 No. 8, 2015, 581-587

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2015.581.587

Submitted On: 17 May 2015 Published On: 13 September 2015

How to Cite: Chowdhury, S. I., Ali, R. & Hasan, T. (2015). Synthesis of Well-Defined Vinyl End-Functional Polystyrene Using Multifunctional Initiator by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 12(8), 581-587. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2015.581.587

Abstract

Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) has proven to be a powerful technique to obtain polymers with narrow polydispersities and controlled molecular weight. It also offers control over chain-ends. N-allyl-2-bromopropinamide (ABPN) was synthesized by one step reaction which involved on amidification of 2-bromo-propionyl bromide with allyl amine. 1H NMR has confirmed the structure of the ABPN. The well-defined polystyrene was synthesized by using ABPN as initiator in ATRP method. The results of the polymerization were significantly affected by reaction conditions. The vinyl end-functional polystyrene obtained was characterized by Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) and NMR analysis.

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Keywords

  • Functional Initiator
  • Atom Transfer
  • Radical Polymerization
  • Polystyrene
  • Acetamide