Synthesis and characterisation of novel methyl methacrylate-2-(dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate copolymer salts containing polymerisable anions

Jayne Elliott, Ian Hamerton, John N. Hay*, Steve J. Shaw

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Abstract

A series of copolymers containing different ratios of methyl methacrylate and 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate has been synthesised by conventional free radical polymerisation. These copolymers have been converted into a series of novel salts by reaction with the acid monomers, methacrylic acid, methacryloyloxyethyl phosphate and vinyl phosphonic acid. The copolymers and the corresponding salts have been characterised fully by a range of spectroscopic and thermal analysis techniques. The nature of the salt has a characteristic effect on the thermal degradation of the polymer. The presence of the phosphorus monomers leads to formation of residual char, even at temperatures as high as 1000 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3775-3784
Number of pages10
JournalPolymer
Volume44
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2003

Keywords

  • Free radical polymerisation
  • Methacrylate copolymer
  • Monomeric salts

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