Renewable monomers for the preparation of hydrogels.
Name of the supervisor
Mgr. Jozef Kollár, PhD.
Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology STU
Use of monomers from renewable resources has attracted much attention in last years. The subject of this work is preparation and characterization of butyrolactone based polymers. Homopolymerization of monomers with butyrolactone unit, or copolymerization with other monomers, offer opportunities for preparation of new class of polymers with a wide range of structural complexity, variety of properties and applications. Polymerization technique has a significant impact on the polymeric architecture. Free radical polymerization and various reversible-deactivation radical polymerizations (NMP, ATRP) will be used for a preparation of polymers. Polymerization in the presence of crosslinker yielded hydrogels with absorption properties. This material will be characterized and tested as well.