Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 2319-2328

Modification of polypropylene with 2,3[epoxypropyl]methacrylate

Pavol Citovickýa, Viera Chrástováa, Jiří Mejzlíkb, Josef Majerb and Gabriel Benča

a Institute of Chemical Technology of Plastic Materials and Fibres, Slovak Institute of Technology, 880 37 Bratislava
b Research Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, 656 49 Brno


2,3[Epoxypropyl] methacrylate is in water emulsion bound on a low-oxidized isotactic polypropylene powder. Polymerization is carried out at low temperature in the presence of an activator of the initiator - chelate of Fe2+ -dinatrium salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid; under these conditions epoxy group is preserved. The homopolymer formation is decreased with the increasing chelate concentration. From these results and those obtained when styrene was used follows, that the monomer type is one of the factors which can principally influence the formation of certain polymer type in this polymerization system.