Sodium polyaspartate (PAspNa) macromonomer with an acryloyl end group was synthesized for dispersion polymerization. At first, a poly(succinimide) (PSI) derivative with a hydroxyphthalimide end group was synthesized by polycondensation of L-aspartic acid and 4-hydroxyphthalic acid. Then, the PSI derivative was end-capped with an acryloyl group by a reaction with acrlyloyl chloride. Finally, a PAspNa derivative with a vinyl end group was synthesized by a hydrolysis of succinimide units by sodium hydroxide. The synthesized macromonomer was applied as a polymerizable stabilizer in dispersion copolymerization of styrene in a mixture of ethanol and water. The PAspNa macromonomer acted as an effective stabilizer and gave sub-micron-sized polymeric particles in dispersion polymerization in polar medium.
- Dispersion polymerization
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry