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Organic Chemistry: Current Research

  • Research Article   
  • Organic Chem Curr Res 2014, Vol 3(2): 127
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-0401.1000127

A New Star Polymethylmethacrylates by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

Sanaz Heshmat-Azad and Amir Abdolmaleki*
Department of Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, 84156/83111, Iran
*Corresponding Author : Amir Abdolmaleki, Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry, Chemistry Department, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahn-Iran, P.O.BOX: 84156-83111, Iran, Tel: +98-3113913249, +98-9173013208, Fax: +98-3113912350, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Apr 10, 2014 / Accepted Date: May 16, 2014 / Published Date: May 24, 2014

Abstract

In this paper, a new high molecular weight 4-arm star polymethylmethacrylates (PMMA) is synthesized by a “core-first” method. The process is as follows: tetra-functional initiator is synthesized by esterification reaction of ethylenediamine-N,N,N',N'-tetra-2-propanol. The reaction creates a new core that is used as an initiator and employed in the homogenous atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of MMA monomer. The ATRP process is carried out in presence of CuBr as a catalyst and 2,2'-bipyridine ligands to synthesize star polymers with high conversion, low polydispersity and nearly monomodal molecular distributions

Citation: Heshmat-Azad S, Abdolmaleki A (2014) A New Star Polymethylmethacrylates by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Organic Chem Curr Res 3: 127. Doi: 10.4172/2161-0401.1000127

Copyright: © 2014 Abdolmaleki A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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