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Copolymers of 2-hydroxyethylacrylate and 2-methoxyethyl acrylate by nitroxide mediated polymerization: kinetics, SEC-ESI-MS analysis and thermoresponsive properties

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Abstract

The nitroxide mediated copolymerization of 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate (HEA) and 2-methoxyethyl acrylate (MEA) is reported. The copolymerization kinetics followed the persistent radical model and revealed the formation of well-defined ideal random copolymers (rHEA = 0.93 ± 0.09; rMEA = 0.95 ± 0.09). SEC-ESI-MS proved the presence of both the initiation fragment and SG1 as chain ends of the polymers. The cloud point temperature of the copolymers increased from 5 °C and 60 °C with increasing HEA content from 0% to 70% and they are discussed in relation to both monomer and end-group structure.

Graphical abstract: Copolymers of 2-hydroxyethylacrylate and 2-methoxyethyl acrylate by nitroxide mediated polymerization: kinetics, SEC-ESI-MS analysis and thermoresponsive properties

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The article was received on 01 Aug 2011, accepted on 02 Sep 2011 and first published on 27 Sep 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00344E
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2012,3, 335-342
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    Copolymers of 2-hydroxyethylacrylate and 2-methoxyethyl acrylate by nitroxide mediated polymerization: kinetics, SEC-ESI-MS analysis and thermoresponsive properties

    R. Hoogenboom, A. Zorn, H. Keul, C. Barner-Kowollik and M. Moeller, Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 335
    DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00344E

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