Characterization of Methyl Alpha-Hydroxymethylacrylate Ether Cyclopolymer Using Nutation NMR Spectroscopy
Polymers and High Performance Materials
A cyclopolymer of the ether of methyl alpha-hydroxymethylacrylate (MHMA) was synthesized from a doubly C-13-labeled starting material. Nutation NMR spectroscopy was then used to determine whether the polymer contained five- or six-membered rings in the main chain generated by the cyclization step. Directly bonded C-13 spin pairs, which are detectable by the nutation NMR experiment, can be formed only in the case of a cyclopolymer containing five-membered rings. Experimental spectra indicate only isolated C-13 labels, suggesting that the cyclopolymer obtained under the current reaction conditions consists primarily of six-membered rings generated by strict head-to-tail addition of the methacrylate moieties.
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Mathias, L. J.,
Colletti, R. F.,
(1991). Characterization of Methyl Alpha-Hydroxymethylacrylate Ether Cyclopolymer Using Nutation NMR Spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 113(5), 1550-1553.
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