Journal article

High frequency sonoATRP of 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate in an aqueous medium

Joe Collins, Thomas G McKenzie, Mitchell D Nothling, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, Greg G Qiao

Polymer Chemistry | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2018


High frequency ultrasound (490 kHz, 40 W) was applied for the controlled polymerisation of 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate (HEA) via sonochemically induced atom transfer radical polymerisation (sonoATRP). The synthesis of poly(HEA) (DP 100-800) was found to reach high conversions (>90%) in short times (<60 min) with excellent molecular weight distribution (< 1.1).