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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(4), 1792-1807; doi:10.3390/ijms11041792
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Synthesis of Hydrophilic and Amphiphilic Acryl Sucrose Monomers and Their Copolymerisation with Styrene, Methylmethacrylate and α- and β-Pinenes

1,* , 1,*  and 2
1 Departamento de Química,REQUIMTE, CQFB, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal 2 National Chemical Laboratory, Polymer Science & Engineering Division, Pune-411008, India
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Received: 26 February 2010 / Revised: 3 April 2010 / Accepted: 12 April 2010 / Published: 16 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Chemistry)
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Abstract

Herein, we report the synthesis of monomethacryloyl sucrose esters, and their successful free radical homo- and co-polymerisation with styrene, methylmethacrylate, α- and β-pinene. The chemical, physical, structural and surface chemical properties of these polymers, containing a hydrophobic olefin backbone and hydrophilic sugar moieties as side chains, have been investigated. Biodegradation tests of the copolymer samples by a microbial fungal culture (Aspergillus niger) method showed good biodegradability. The chemical structure and surface chemistry of the synthesized homo- and co-polymers demonstrate their potential technological relevance as amphiphilic and biodegradable polymers.
Keywords: vinyl sucrose ester monomers; biodegradable copolymers; free radical copolymerization; biodegradation culture test vinyl sucrose ester monomers; biodegradable copolymers; free radical copolymerization; biodegradation culture test
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Barros, M.T.; Petrova, K.T.; Singh, R.P. Synthesis of Hydrophilic and Amphiphilic Acryl Sucrose Monomers and Their Copolymerisation with Styrene, Methylmethacrylate and α- and β-Pinenes. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 1792-1807.

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