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      Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP); thermal properties; polymer synthesis.

    • Abstract

       

      This investigation reports a comparative study of poly(2-ethylhexyl acrylate) (PEHA) prepared via atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), reverse atom transfer radical polymerization (RATRP) and conventional free radical polymerization (FRP). The molecular weights and the molecular weight distributions of the polymers were measured by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) analysis. Structural characterization of the polymers was carried out by 1H NMR and MALDI-TOF-MS analyses. Thermal properties of the polymers were evaluated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The polymerization results and the thermal properties of PEHAs prepared via ATRP, RATRP and FRP were compared.

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      Dhruba Jyoti Haloi1 2 Bishnu Prasad Koiry2 Prithwiraj Mandal2 Nikhil Kumar Singha2

      1. Zydex Industries, 25-A Gandhi Oil Mill Compound, Gorwa, Vadodara 390 016, India
      2. Rubber Technology Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721 302, India
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