Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 46, Issue 5, pp 345–349 | Cite as

Synthesis and photochemical transformations of an anthracene containing methacrylic copolymer

  • Christo Bratschkov
  • Pluma Karpuzova
  • Klaus Müllen
  • Markus Klapper
  • Ivan Schopov

Summary :

A new methacrylate monomer containing anthracene moiety connected with long flexible spacer was prepared and copolymerized with n-butyl methacrylate. It has been found that upon illumination in inert atmosphere photodimerization of the anthracene rings takes place to a considerable extend. The reverse decomposition of the photodimers by thermal treatment is also facilitated by the long flexible spacer. In ambient air the only photoreaction is endoperoxide formation.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christo Bratschkov
    • 1
  • Pluma Karpuzova
    • 1
  • Klaus Müllen
    • 2
  • Markus Klapper
    • 2
  • Ivan Schopov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Polymers, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BG-1113, Sofia, BulgariaBG
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Ackermannweg 10, D-55128 Mainz, Germany Fax: +3592-70-75-23, e-mail: schopov@polymer.bas.bgDE

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