Dispersion polymerization accompanied by CO2 fixation: Synthesis of particles of polymers bearing cyclic carbonate and epoxide moieties

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  • Bungo Ochiai,

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University, 4-3-16 Jonan, Yonezawa, Yamagata 992-8510, Japan
    • Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University, 4-3-16 Jonan, Yonezawa, Yamagata 992-8510, JAPAN
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  • Takahiro Nakayama

    1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University, 4-3-16 Jonan, Yonezawa, Yamagata 992-8510, Japan
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Abstract

Radical dispersion polymerization of glycidyl methacrylate accompanied by CO2 fixation yielded particles of polymers bearing cyclic carbonate and epoxide moieties in the presence of polymeric dispersion stabilizers. Cellulose acetate successfully stabilized the dispersion, whereas poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) did not. Spherical particles with diameters of 1–10 μm could be prepared under the optimized conditions. The epoxide moieties in the particle were hydrolyzed selectively keeping the shapes of the particles. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem, 2010

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