Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 24, 2018
Previous Article Next Article

Installing lactone chain termini during photoinduced polymerization

Author affiliations

Abstract

We exploit the Thorpe–Ingold effect as a spontaneous end group transformation method during photo-induced polymerization of methacrylates using the functional (2-hydroxy-4′-(2-hydroxyethoxy)-2-methylpropiophenone) species as radical photoinitiator. Herein, the isopropyl hydroxyl function endows the polymer with geminal methyl groups inducing an angular compression, enabling through close proximity a ring-closing reaction between the hydroxyl group and the ester motif.

Graphical abstract: Installing lactone chain termini during photoinduced polymerization

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 23 Mar 2018, accepted on 13 Apr 2018 and first published on 13 Apr 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00457A
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2018,9, 3336-3341
  •   Request permissions

    Installing lactone chain termini during photoinduced polymerization

    A. Lauer, J. Steinkoenig, P. Jöckle, A. Kelterer, A. N. Unterreiner and C. Barner-Kowollik, Polym. Chem., 2018, 9, 3336
    DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00457A

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements