One-step synthesis of triarm block copolymers by simultaneous atom transfer radical and ring-opening polymerization

ÖZTÜRK T., Yavuz M., Göktaş M. , HAZER B.

POLYMER BULLETIN, cilt.73, sa.6, ss.1497-1513, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 73 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00289-015-1558-2
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1497-1513


One-step synthesis of poly(MMA-b-CL) triarm block copolymers was carried out by atom transfer radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) and ring-opening polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone (CL) using 3-chloro-1,2-propanediol trifunctional initiator. The triarm block copolymers comprising one poly-MMA arm and two poly-CL arms were synthesized by changing some polymerization conditions such as monomer/initiator concentration, polymerization time. The effect of the reactions conditions on the polydispersity and molecular weights was also investigated. The block lengths of the block copolymers were calculated by using H-1-nuclear magnetic resonance (H-1-NMR) spectrum. It was observed that the block length could be altered by varying the monomer and initiator concentrations. The characterization of the products was achieved by using H-1-NMR, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, gel-permeation chromatography, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis and fractional precipitation techniques.