Poly(methyl methacrylate-co-pentaerythritol tetraacrylate-co-butyl methacrylate)-g-polystyrene: Synthesis and high oil-absorption property



Well-defined high oil-absorption resin was successfully prepared via living radical polymerization on surface of polystyrene resin-supported N-chlorosulfonamide group utilizing methyl methacrylate and butyl methacrylate as monomers, ferric trichloride/iminodiacetic acid (FeCl3/IDA) as catalyst system, pentaerythritol tetraacrylate as crosslinker, and L-ascorbic acid as reducing agent. The polymerization proceeded in a “living” polymerization manner as indicated by linearity kinetic plot of the polymerization. Effects of crosslinker, catalyst, macroinitiator, reducing agent on polymerization and absorption property were discussed in detail. The chemical structure of sorbent was determined by FTIR spectrometry. The oil-absorption resin shows a toluene absorption capacity of 21 g g−1. The adsorption of oil behaves as pseudo-first-order kinetic model rather than pseudo-second-order kinetic model. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem, 2013