Methylated-β-cyclodextrin mediated aqueous polymerization of hydrophobic methacrylic monomers

Phillip H. Madison, Timothy E. Long

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Aqueous polymerization of t-butyl methacrylate (tBuMA) and cyclohexyl methacrylate (CMA) mediated with methylated (1.8)-β-CD (MeCD) was carried out to determine the effects of initiator concentration, polymerization temperature, and monomer structure on the polymerization process, molecular weights, and molecular weight distributions of the final products. The blending of MeCD with various poly(alkyl methacrylate) homopolymers to form novel, optically shear carbohydrate/acrylic films was also examined. Overall, 24 hour complexation times resulted in solid complexes of tBuMA or CMA with MeCD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1836-1837
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventWashington,DC. Meeting - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Aug 20 2000Aug 24 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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