Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) was employed to synthesize novel polymer particles. The surface of porous polymeric cellulose beads was modified by sodium hydroxide, 2-chloromethyloxirane, ethylenediamine and 2-bromo-2-methylpropionyl bromide successively in order to activate the beads surface so that it can play an important role as an initiator for ATRP reaction. ATRP on the modified cellulose beads surface was carried out with styrene and sodium p-styrenesulphonate monomers in the presence of non aqueous and aqueous phases respectively. The polymer products on the substrate surface were characterized by elemental analysis (EA), attenuated total reflectance-infrared (ATR-IR) spectroscopy and carbon13 – nuclear magnetic resonance (13C-NMR).
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 13)
M. Ashaduzzaman et al., "Surface Initiated ATRP: Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Polymers Grafted on Modified Cellulose Beads", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 13, pp. 243-248, 2013