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Home  >  Journal list  >  Polymer Journal  >  Vol.43  No.5 (2011)  >  pp.448-454

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Polymethacrylates with anthryl and carbazolyl groups prepared by atom transfer radical polymerization

Dorota Neugebauer1, Dominik Charasim2, Andrzej Swinarew2, Andrzej Stolarzewicz2, Michal stroke Krompiec3, Henryk Janeczek4, Jurate Simokaitiene5 and Juozas V Gražulevičius5
1Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Physical Chemistry and Technology of Polymers, Silesian Technical University, Gliwice, Poland
2Institute of Materials Science, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
3Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
4Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland
5Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania

Monomers containing chromophore groups, that is, 9-anthrylmethyl methacrylate (AMA) and 2-(9-carbazolyl)ethyl methacrylate (CMA), were copolymerized with methyl methacrylate (MMA) using atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) conditions, resulting in two series of (co)polymers with various amounts of included chromophore units, namely P(MMA-co-AMA) (3–30mol%) and PAMA and P(MMA-co-CMA) (3–20mol%). The relative reactivity ratios of both comonomer pairs were determined using the Fineman–Ross method (rMMA=1.19, rAMA=0.48 and rMMA=1.10, rCMA=0.77). Glass transition temperatures (Tgs) of the polymers increased with the content of chromophore groups. A comparison of luminescence demonstrated more intense light emission by polymethacrylates with carbazolyl groups than by copolymers with anthryl groups. The wavelength of emitted light also differed in the range of blue–violet and blue–green fluorescence for carbazolyl and anthryl copolymers, respectively.


Keyword:
anthracene; ATRP; carbazole; luminescence; polymethacrylates

Received: September 22, 2010 , Revised: November 24, 2010
Accepted: December 27, 2010 , Published online: March 02, 2011
© 2011 The Society of Polymer Science, Japan

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