Synthesis and ATRP of novel fluorinated aromatic monomer with pendant sulfonate group

Ivaylo Dimitrov, Katja Jankova Atanasova, Søren Hvilsted

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Novel, fluorinated monomer with pendant sulfonate group was synthesized utilizing a two-step derivatization of 2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorostyrene (FS). The first step was a nucleophilic substitution of the fluorine atom in para position by hydroxyl group followed by sulfopropylation. The monomer was polymerized under aqueous ATRP conditions to yield phenyl-fluorinated aromatic homopolymer bearing pendant sulfonates on each repeating unit. Furthermore, this polymer was used as macroinitiator for the ATRP of poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate. The polymers were characterized by 1H NMR, SEC and FTIR analyses. Their thermal properties were evaluated by differential scanning calorimetry and thermal gravimetric analyses.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Fluorine Chemistry
Pages (from-to)30-35
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Fluorinated monomer
  • Synthesis
  • Polyelectrolyte
  • ATRP
  • Thermal stability

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