Property modification of poly(methyl methacrylate) through copolymerization with fluorinated aryl methacrylate monomers

Hongxiang Teng, Liang Yang, Frantisek Mikes, Yasuhiro Koike, Yoshiyuki Okamoto

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Abstract

Copolymers of methyl methacrylate (MMA) with 2,3,5,6-tetrafluorophenyl methacrylate (TFPMA), pentafluorophenyl methacrylate (PFPMA), and 4-trifluoromethyl-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorophenyl methacrylate (TFMPMA) were investigated. All the three systems showed a random copolymerization character. The composition, glass transition temperature (Tg), and refractive index of the copolymers obtained were studied. Tgs of TFPMA/MMA and PFPMA/MMA copolymers were found to deviate positively from the Gordon-Taylor equation. However, Tgs of TFMPMA/MMA copolymers were well fit with the Gordon-Taylor equation. These results indicated the existence of interaction between MMA and either TFPMA or PFPMA units in copolymers. This interaction resulted in the enhancement of the Tg of MMA polymers through the copolymerization with TFPMA and PFPMA. The refractive index and the light transmittance of copolymers were close to those of PMMA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-457
Number of pages5
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 1

Keywords

  • Copolymerization
  • Fluoropolymers
  • Modification
  • Poly(methyl methacrylate)
  • T

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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