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Effect of the medium on the stereostructure of poly(methyl methacrylate) synthesized in ionic liquids

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  • Da Li,

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    1. State Key Laboratory for Modification of Fiber Materials, Donghua University, Shanghai, 200051, People's Republic of China
    • State Key Laboratory for Modification of Fiber Materials, Donghua University, Shanghai, 200051, People's Republic of China
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  • Yumei Zhang,

    1. State Key Laboratory for Modification of Fiber Materials, Donghua University, Shanghai, 200051, People's Republic of China
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  • Huaping Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory for Modification of Fiber Materials, Donghua University, Shanghai, 200051, People's Republic of China
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  • Jianzhong Tang,

    1. State Key Laboratory for Modification of Fiber Materials, Donghua University, Shanghai, 200051, People's Republic of China
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  • Biao Wang

    1. State Key Laboratory for Modification of Fiber Materials, Donghua University, Shanghai, 200051, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) was synthesized in different ionic liquids (IL) by free radical polymerization. The average molecular weight and polydispersity of the PMMA were measured by gel permeation chromatography. It is found that ILs have effect not only on the molecular weights but also on the stereostructure of PMMA. From the FTIR and NMR analysis, it was confirmed that the chemical structure of PMMA synthesized in ILs was similar to the one obtained in conventional solvents while the stereostructure was influenced by the different IL used. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 102: 2199–2202, 2006

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