Chemical Modification of Glycidyl Methacrylate Copolymers with Alcoholes Containing Pyridine Groups

Zahra JAVADİ, Mohammad Hossein NASİRTABRİZİ
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Abstract. In this work the homopolymer and copolymers of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) with  ethylmethacrylate (EMA), methylacrylate(MA) and ethylacrylate (EA) were synthesized by free radical polymerization using azobis(isobutyronitrile) (AIBN) as initiator at 70 ±10C. Then, copolymers of glycidyl methacrylate have been modified by incorporation of 2-(2-pyridile)ethanol by the ring opening reaction of the epoxy groups. The polymers were characterized by 1H-NMR and FT-IR. Presence of bulk the 2-(2-pyridile)ethanol  groups in polymer side chains leads to an increase in the rigidity and glass transition temperature of polymer as shown by DMTA analysis. The research demonstrated that the synthesized modified polymer could successfully remove heavy metals from solution. With the incorporation of the 2-(2-pyridile)ethanol  groups in the polymer side chains, a series of novel modified polymer containing new properties are obtained, that can find some applications in polymer industry.


Glycidyl methacrylate (GMA), 2-(2-pyridile)ethanol, Chemical Modification, Ring opening, Glass transition temperature(DMTA)

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