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Radical Polymerization of methacrylates with an adamantane‐like rigid core derived from naturally occurring myo‐inositol

Author:
Okamoto, Shusuke, Onoue, Shohei, Muramatsu, Mami, Yoshikawa, Shimpei, Sudo, Atsushi
Source:
Journal of polymer science 2015 v.53 no.20 pp. 2411-2420
ISSN:
0887-624X
Subject:
myo-inositol, polymerization, polymers, thermal stability
Abstract:
Trimethacrylate and dimethacrylate with rigid adamantane‐like cores were synthesized from myo‐inositol orthoester, and their radical homopolymerization and copolymerization with methyl methacrylate (MMA) were investigated. The radical homopolymerization of trimethacrylate yielded a networked polymer with higher thermal stability than that of a networked polymer synthesized by radical homopolymerization of 1,3,5‐cyclohexanetriol‐derived trimethacrylate, demonstrating the effect of adamantane‐like core rigidity on the increase in thermal stability. Further, dimethacrylate underwent cyclopolymerization, forming a macrocyclic structure in the repeating unit, as the two methacrylate groups were oriented axially from the rigid orthoester‐core and thus located close to each other. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015, 53, 2411–2420
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4084856