Volume 46 - Issue 4 - 609 - 627

Investigation of Thermal Behaviors of Poly(3-Chloro-2- Hydroxypropyl Methacrylate) modified with Amine-Rich Groups

Amin Gruplarla Modifiye Edilmiş Poli (3-Kloro-2-Hidroksipropil Metakrilat) Termal Davranışlarının İncelenmesi

Poly(3-chloro-2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate) (p(HPMA-Cl)) microgels were synthesized through surfactant-free emulsion polymerization technique (SFEP) by addition of ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) as a cross-linker. Next, the obtained p(HPMA-Cl) microgels were modified by using tris(2-aminoethyl)amine (TAEA) and poly(ethyleneimine) (PEI) as modifying agents. After modification, the synthesized microgels were named as poly(3-chloro-2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate)-tris(2-aminoethyl)amine (p(HPMA)-TAEA) and poly(3-chloro-2hydroxypropyl methacrylate)-poly(ethyleneimine) (p(HPMA)-PEI) microgels. Thermal decomposition kinetics of these microgels which were based on the p(HPMA-Cl) were then evaluated using thermo-gravimetric analysis. The kinetic parameters for the degradation reactions of p(HPMA-Cl)-based microgels, including the correlation coefficients and activation energy and mechanisms, were determined using the TGA-DTA data. Experimental data for p(HPMA-Cl), p(HPMA)-TAEA and p(HPMA)-PEI microgels were computed through twenty-four different thermal degradation models to evaluate the best-fitted model. The activation energies (Ea) of p(HPMA-Cl), p(HPMA)-TAEA and (p(HPMA)-PEI) microgels composites were determined by the Kissinger-Akahira Sunose (KAS), Flynn-Wall-Ozawa (FWO), Coats-Redfern, Ozawa and Friedman methods. Based on the results, nucleation-nuclei growth models seem to be the most suitable for these microgels.

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