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Polymers 2017, 9(2), 58; doi:10.3390/polym9020058

Visible Light-Induced Metal Free Surface Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate on SBA-15

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College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
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Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Advanced Functional Polymer Design and Application, State and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory for Novel Functional Polymeric Materials, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
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Academic Editor: Shin-ichi Yusa
Received: 20 January 2017 / Revised: 7 February 2017 / Accepted: 8 February 2017 / Published: 10 February 2017
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Abstract

Surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP) is one of the most versatile techniques to modify the surface properties of materials. Recent developed metal-free SI-ATRP makes such techniques more widely applicable. Herein photo-induced metal-free SI-ATRP of methacrylates, such as methyl methacrylate, N-isopropanyl acrylamide, and N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate, on the surface of SBA-15 was reported to fabricate organic-inorganic hybrid materials. A SBA-15-based polymeric composite with an adjustable graft ratio was obtained. The structure evolution during the SI-ATRP modification of SBA-15 was monitored and verified by FT-IR, XPS, TGA, BET, and TEM. The obtained polymeric composite showed enhanced adsorption ability for the model compound toluene in aqueous conditions. This procedure provides a low-cost, readily available, and easy modification method to synthesize polymeric composites without the contamination of metal. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymeric composite; surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization; photo-induced; living radical polymerization; metal-free atom transfer radical polymerization polymeric composite; surface initiated atom transfer radical polymerization; photo-induced; living radical polymerization; metal-free atom transfer radical polymerization
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Ma, L.; Li, N.; Zhu, J.; Chen, X. Visible Light-Induced Metal Free Surface Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate on SBA-15. Polymers 2017, 9, 58.

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