Poly(α-methyleneglutarimide)s from radical polymerization of α-methyleneglutarimides

Yuanxian Wang, Shu Xu, Thomas R. Hoye

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α-Methyleneglutaric acid, a metabolite of niacin (nicotinic acid), can be easily converted to its cyclic anhydride. We report here the first conversion of α-methyleneglutaric anhydride to (a series of) α-methyleneglutarimides. These monomers can be radically polymerized to the title polymers. These have relatively high glass transition properties compared to the lower homologs derived from itaconimides (α-methylenesuccinimides).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1020-1027
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2018

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  • AIBN-initiated radical polymerization
  • depolymerization
  • potential biosourced monomer evaluation
  • reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) polymerization
  • α-methyleneglutarate


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