Characterization of random methacrylate copolymers synthesized using free-radical bulk polymerization method

Nurul Akmaliah Dzulkurnain, Sharina Abu Hanifah, Azizan Ahmad, Nor Sabirin Mohamed

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Abstract

Random copolymers with three different ratios of two types of methacrylate monomers, ethyl methacrylate and methyl methacrylate, were prepared via free-radical bulk polymerization method. The formation of the copolymer was confirmed by Fourier transform spectroscopy while the glass transition temperature was characterized using dynamic mechanical analyzer. The resistivity of the copolymers was determined using impedance spectroscopy and cross sectional morphology of the copolymers was studied using scanning electron microscopy. Among the three copolymer ratio, copolymer with methyl methacrylate: ethyl methacrylate percentage ratio of 90: 10 exhibited the most favorable characteristics as host of polymer electrolytes, namely lowest glass transition temperature, lowest resistivity and greatest amorphous region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-92
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Electrochemical Science
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Methacrylates
Free radicals
Free Radicals
Copolymers
Polymerization
Spectroscopy
Electrolytes
Fourier transforms
Polymers
Monomers
Scanning electron microscopy

Keywords

  • Characteristics
  • Copolymer
  • Polymer electrolytes
  • Random

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Characterization of random methacrylate copolymers synthesized using free-radical bulk polymerization method. / Dzulkurnain, Nurul Akmaliah; Abu Hanifah, Sharina; Ahmad, Azizan; Mohamed, Nor Sabirin.

In: International Journal of Electrochemical Science, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2015, p. 84-92.

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