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Surface-Initiated Graft Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate from Chitin Nanofiber Macroinitiator under Dispersion Conditions

Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, 1-21-40 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan
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Fibers 2015, 3(3), 338-347; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib3030338
Received: 17 July 2015 / Accepted: 25 August 2015 / Published: 27 August 2015
Surface-initiated graft atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of methyl methacrylate (MMA) from self-assembled chitin nanofibers (CNFs) was performed under dispersion conditions. Self-assembled CNFs were initially prepared by regeneration from a chitin ion gel with 1-allyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide using methanol; the product was then converted into the chitin nanofiber macroinitiator by reaction with α-bromoisobutyryl bromide in a dispersion containing N,N-dimethylformamide. Surface-initiated graft ATRP of MMA from the initiating sites on the CNFs was subsequently carried out under dispersion conditions, followed by filtration to obtain the CNF-graft-polyMMA film. Analysis of the product confirmed the occurrence of the graft ATRP on the surface of the CNFs. View Full-Text
Keywords: atom transfer radical polymerization; chitin nanofiber; dispersion; methyl methacrylate; surface-initiated graft polymerization atom transfer radical polymerization; chitin nanofiber; dispersion; methyl methacrylate; surface-initiated graft polymerization
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Endo, R.; Yamamoto, K.; Kadokawa, J.-I. Surface-Initiated Graft Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate from Chitin Nanofiber Macroinitiator under Dispersion Conditions. Fibers 2015, 3, 338-347.

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