Published : 2022-09-18

Photochemical preparation of polymer-clay composites


In situ photochemically initiated free radical polymerization was used to obtain an organophilic bentonite-polymer composite. The photoinitiation process of this polymerization could occur with the use of sunlight, but process is continued in dark, caused by the, so-called, dark reaction. The components of polymerizing formulation are: monomer - [2-(methacryloxy)ethyl]trimethylammonium chloride (1), electron donor - 2-(dimethylamine)ethyl methacrylate (II) and crosslinking monomer (III). Obtained composites are flexible and insoluble in water, but they do not exhibit good mechanical properties.




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Redmer, P., Jędrzejewska, B., Pietrzak, M., Pączkowski, J., Linden, L. A., & Pączkowska, B. (2022). Photochemical preparation of polymer-clay composites. Polimery, 47(2), 136-138. Retrieved from