Synthesis, modification, and porous properties of new glycidyl methacrylate copolymers



Synthesis, copolymerization, and physicochemical properties of new, of different degrees of crosslinker tetrafunctional bis[4(2-hydroxy-3-methacryloyloxypropoxy)phenyl]sulfide and glycidyl methacrylate copolymers are presented. The monomers were used for the synthesis of porous microspheres in the presence of pore-forming diluents, decan-1-ol, and toluene. Influence of diluents composition on their porous structures was studied. Porous structure of the obtained microspheres in dry (from nitrogen adsorption–desorption measurements) states was studied. Their chemical structures were studied by the use of Fourier transform infrared. The number of epoxy groups of the obtained copolymers, their thermal properties (thermogravimetric analysis), and swelling characteristics in 10 solvents of different chemical nature were examined. Selected copolymers were modified by amines in the epoxide ring-opening reaction. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2011