Accession Number:

ADA282513

Title:

Multifunctional Acrylic Ether Monomers, their Polymers, and Polymerizable Epoxide Derivatives from Simple Alpha-Substitution of Alkyl Acrylates

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Jun 1993-31 May 1994

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI HATTIESBURG DEPT OF POLYMER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1994-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Our group has been exploring the synthesis of 1,1-disubstituted monomers and their polymers obtained via the DABCO catalyzed hydroxy-methylation of alkyl acrylates. Previous work in this area has involved complicated or low yield syntheses. We are using a simple, clean synthetic technique using paraformaldehyde and neat substrate to produce alkyl alphahydroxymethyl acrylates, albeit in yields of only 25-30. Conversion of the hydroxymethyl group with thionyl chloride gives a reactive allyl chloride which allows a wide range of ether forming reactions to be applied. The ether linkage is inherently more stable than the ester linkage and is much more flexible

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE