Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1986, 51, 206-214

Quaternary salts of N,N-dimethylaminoethyl esters of pivalic and 2-methyl-3-methoxypropionic acid and their hydrolysis

Stanislav Ševčík and Martin Přádný

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 162 06 Prague 6


The synthesis and kinetics of quaternization of model compounds of poly(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) in water-alcoholic solutions brought about by methyl iodide and the alkaline hydrolysis of products in water have been investigated. N,N-Dimethylaminoethyl pivalate was selected as a model of the structural unit of the reported polymer; N,N-dimethylaminoethyl-2-methyl-3-methoxypropionate was the model of the terminal unit of the anionically prepared polymer.