Photoinduced Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Biomass-Based Monomers

Jifu Wang, Liang Yuan, Zhongkai Wang, Md Anisur Rahman, Yucheng Huang, Tianyu Zhu, Ruibo Wang, Jianjun Cheng, Chunpeng Wang, Fuxiang Chu, Chuanbing Tang

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Abstract

Well-defined polymers derived from biomass feedstock (e.g., soybean oil, rosin acid, and furfural) were successfully prepared by metal-free atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). In the presence of photoredox catalysts and UV irradiation, three biomass-based methacrylate monomers were efficiently polymerized with good control over molecular weight and dispersity. NMR and MALDI-TOF MS confirmed high fidelity of chain end groups originated from initiators. Furthermore, block copolymers from these monomers were also achieved through chain extension by metal-free ATRP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7709-7717
Number of pages9
JournalMacromolecules
Volume49
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Wang, J., Yuan, L., Wang, Z., Rahman, M. A., Huang, Y., Zhu, T., Wang, R., Cheng, J., Wang, C., Chu, F., & Tang, C. (2016). Photoinduced Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Biomass-Based Monomers. Macromolecules, 49(20), 7709-7717. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01997