American Journal of Applied Sciences

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

Samiul Islam Chowdhury, Roushown Ali and Tariqul Hasan

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2015.581.587

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 8

Pages 581-587


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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