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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry|
|State||Published - May 1 2018|
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