Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(methyl methacrylate-co-vinyl triethoxysilane) Prepared by Free Radical Polymerization


  • Apurba Taye Department of Applied Sciences, Tezpur University, Assam-784028, India
  • Maromi Roy Department of Chemistry, Bodoland University, Assam-783370, India
  • Anjana Dhar Department of Chemistry, Bodoland University, Assam-783370, India
  • Jayanta Barman Department of Physics, ADP College, Assam-782002, India
  • Nabendu Pramanik ICT-IOC Bhubaneswar Campus, Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751013, India
  • Dhruba Haloi Department of Applied Sciences, Tezpur University, Assam-784028, India



methyl methacrylate, vinyl triethoxysilane, NMR, FRP


The copolymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) with vinyl triethoxysilane (VTES) was carried out in ethyl cellosolve at 70 ℃ using azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN) as a free radical initiator. The prepared copolymer was purified and then analysed by FT-IR, NMR, TGA and SEM analyses. FT-IR along with NMR confirm the successful preparation of the copolymer. The prepared copolymer shows better thermal stability than poly(methyl methacrylate). A morphological study was also carried out by SEM analysis. SEM micrographs show that the copolymer surface gets roughened and becomes porous on copolymerization.


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