Photoinduced crosslinking of polymers containing pendant hydroxyl groups by using bisbenzodioxinones

Volkan Kumbaraci, Naciye Talinli*, Yusuf Yagci

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In the present study, it has been demonstrated that polymers containing pendant hydroxyl groups can undergo photoinduced crosslinking upon irradiation in the presence of bifunctional benzodioxinone. Irradiation of the copolymers of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) and methyl methacrylate (MMA) in dichloromethane and THF solutions or in films containing bisbenzo-dioxinone, namely 5-[9-(4-oxo-2, 2-diphenyl-4H-benzo[d][1,3]dioxin-5-yloxy) nonyloxy]-2,2-diphenyl-4H-benzo[d][1,3]dioxin-4-one resulted in the formation of insoluble networks. Model studies using monofunctional napthodioxinone, namely 7-hydroxy-2,2- diphenyl-4H-naphtho[2,3-d][1,3]dioxin-4-one, revealed that cross-linking occurs via inter-chain ester formation between photochemically generated keten intermediates and pendant hydroxyl groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-77
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2007


  • Benzodioxinone
  • Chain
  • Crosslinking
  • Ester
  • Photocrosslinking
  • Photolysis


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