One-step synthesis and characterization of the block-graft terpolymer via simultaneous atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and ring-opening polymerization (ROP) techniques

Göktaş M., Aykac C., Öztürk T.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL SCIENCES, vol.134, no.3, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 134 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12039-022-02068-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core
  • Keywords: Simultaneous one-step synthesis, Block-graft terpolymer, Polyepichlorohydrin, Ring-opening polymerization, Atom transfer radical polymerization, FRAGMENTATION CHAIN TRANSFER, TRANSFER RAFT, COPOLYMERS, POLY(EPICHLOROHYDRIN)
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we evaluated cooccurring ring-opening polymerization (ROP) and atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) for simultaneous one-step synthesis of the block-graft terpolymer of E-caprolactone and methyl methacrylate using polyepichlorohydrin (PECH) macroinitiator. For this purpose, the block-graft terpolymer was synthesized by ROP of a lactone and ATRP of a vinyl monomer using the PECH macroinitiator, which is an initiator suitable for both ROP and ATRP in one step. Spectral and chromatographic analyzes prove that the strategy used is successful in the simultaneous one-step preparation of the block-graft terpolymer with controlled molecular weights and narrow distributions.