Synthesis of Copolymer from 1,3,5-Trioxane and -Caprolactone Catalysed by Treated Bentonite as Eco-Catalyst

Benmoussa Mahi Hanane1, Mohammed Issam Ferrahi1
1 Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Exact and Applied Sciences, University Oran 1, Ahmed Ben Bella, BP N°1524 EL M’Naouer, 31000, Oran, Algeria.,
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This study presents a novel green method for copolymerizing 1,3,5-trioxane (TOX) with ε caprolactone (CL). This technique uses Maghnite-H+ (Mag-H+) as a bulk green catalyst. Various techniques were used to confirm the structure of the resulting copolymer. The influencing factors on the copolymerization reaction were also studied. The results show that the best copolymer yield (46.3 %) was obtained via bulk copolymerization at a temperature of 353 K for a reaction time of 8 h.

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