Photochemically masked benzophenone: Photoinitiated free radical polymerization by using benzodioxinone

Mehmet Atilla Tasdelen, Volkan Kumbaraci, Naciye Talinli*, Yusuf Yagci

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A new photoinitiating system for free radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) is reported. This system consists of benzodioxinone and hydrogen donors such as triethylamine (TEA), N,N-dimethyl ethanol amine (DMEA) and tetrahydrofuran (THF). A feasible mechanism involves photoinduced formation of benzophenone from benzodioxinone and subsequent hydrogen abstraction of photoexcited benzophenone from hydrogen donors to yield radicals capable of initiating polymerization of MMA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7611-7614
Number of pages4
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2006


The authors would like to thank Istanbul Technical University, Research Funds for the financial support. One of the authors (YY) would like to thank Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA) for its support.

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Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi


    • Benzodioxinone
    • Photolysis
    • Polymerization


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