Synthesis of a Core-Shell Acrylate Elastomer with UV Stabilization and its Application in Polyoxymethylene
In this study, a core-shell structure acrylate elastomer with UV stabilization core–shell poly[methyl methacrylate-butyl acrylate-2-hydroxy-4-(3-methacryloxy-2-hydroxylproroxy) benzophenone] [poly(MMA-BA-BPMA)] was synthesized by methyl methacrylate (MMA), butyl acrylate (BA) and a polymerizable UV-stabilizer 2-hydroxy-4-(3-methacryloxy-2-hydroxylproroxy) benzophenone (BPMA) via semicontinuous seeding emulsion polymerization. The composition and characteristics of core-shell Poly (MMA-BA-BPMA) were determined by using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Ultraviolet-visible absorption spectroscopy (UV-vis) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). Further, the obtained core-shell poly (MMA-BA-BPMA) was blended with polyoxymethylene (POM) to modify its photostabilization. The mechanical properties of POM composite were tested before and after UV-irradiation. The result showed that core-shell poly (MMA-BA-BPMA) can be dispersed well in the POM matrix, which could play a role of improving compatibility with POM and the mechanical properties of modified POM were kept well, which leaded higher impact strength and elongation at break after UV-irradiation.
Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He
F. Yang et al., "Synthesis of a Core-Shell Acrylate Elastomer with UV Stabilization and its Application in Polyoxymethylene", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 2431-2434, 2011