Synthesis of Poly (N-vinyl pyrrolidone-maleic anhydride-methyl methacrylate) terpolymer using azobisisobutyronitrile in 1,4-dioxan is described. The polymers with different composition were synthesized and characterized using FTIR, 1HNMR, 13NMR, TGA and DSC techniques. The monomer-monomer interactions were studied using Finemann-Ross and Kelen-Tudos methods by calculating the reactivity ratio. The reactivity ratio r1 and r2 with respect to methyl methacrylate and N-vinylpyrrolidone-maleic anhydride complexomer are found to be 6.05 and 0.06 respectively. The study showed methyl methacrylate have higher reactivity than N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone-maleic anhydride complex, i.e., the terpolymer contained methyl methacrylate in higher ratio. The thermal stability of poly (N-vinyl pyrrolidone-maleic anhydride-methyl methacrylate) was 165°C and the glass transition temperature was found to increase from 153°C to 182°C as MMA concentration increase. The studies indicate the activity of the polymer to inhibit bacterial growth is very poor.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 03-04-2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Polymers and Plastics
- Materials Chemistry