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Visible Light-Induced Metal Free Surface Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate on SBA-15

Version 1 : Received: 20 January 2017 / Approved: 22 January 2017 / Online: 22 January 2017 (04:56:44 CET)

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Ma, L.; Li, N.; Zhu, J.; Chen, X. Visible Light-Induced Metal Free Surface Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate on SBA-15. Polymers 2017, 9, 58. Ma, L.; Li, N.; Zhu, J.; Chen, X. Visible Light-Induced Metal Free Surface Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate on SBA-15. Polymers 2017, 9, 58.

Journal reference: Polymers 2017, 9, 58
DOI: 10.3390/polym9020058

Abstract

Surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP) is one of the most versatile technique to modify the surface properties of material. Recent developed metal free SI-ATRP makes such technique more widely applicable. Herein photo-induced metal-free SI-ATRP of methacrylates, such as methyl methacrylate, N-isopropanyl acrylamide, and N,N- dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate, on the surface of SBA-15 was reported to fabricate organic-inorganic hybrid materials. SBA-15 based polymeric composite with adjustable graft ratio was obtained. The structure evolution during the SI-ATRP modification of SBA-15 was monitored and verified by FT-IR, XPS, TGA, BET, and TEM. The obtained polymeric composite showed enhanced adsorption ability for the model compound toluene in aqueous. This procedure provides a low cost, ready availability, and facile modification way to synthesize the polymeric composites without the contamination of metal.

Subject Areas

polymeric composite; surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization; photo-induced; living radical polymerization; metal-free atom transfer radical polymerization

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