Polymerization of Ethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate (EGDM), Using An Algerian Clay as Eco-catalyst (Maghnite-H+ and Maghnite-Na+)

Sara Haoue1, Hodhaifa Derdar1, 2,*, Mohammed Belbachir1, Amine Harrane1,3

1Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères, Département de Chimie, FSEA, Université Oran1 Ahmed Ben Bella, BP N° 1524 El M’Naouar, 31000 Oran, Algeria.

2Centre de Recherche Scientifique et Technique en Analyses Physico-Chimiques (CRAPC), BP 10 384, Siège ex-Pasna Zone Industrielle, Bou-Ismail CP 42004, Tipaza, Algeria.

3Dept. of Chemistry, FSEI, University Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem, Algeria.


In this paper we have explored a novel and green method to synthesis and polymerize ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDM). This technique consists on using Maghnite (Algerian clay) as a green catalyst to replace toxic catalysts. The Algerian clay has been modified using two ion exchange process to obtain Maghnite-H+ (proton exchanged process) and Maghnite-Na+ (sodium exchanged process). Synthesis ex-periments of EGDM and Poly (EGDM) are performed in bulk respecting the principles of green chemis-try. The structure of the obtained monomer and the obtained polymer was confirmed by FT-IR, 1H-NMR and 13C-NMR, where the methacrylate end groups are clearly visible. The presence of unsaturat-ed end group in the structure of monomer was confirmed by UV-Visible analysis. Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) was used to study the thermal stability of these obtained products. Copyright © 2020 BCREC Group. All rights reserved

Keywords: Ethylene glycol dimethacrylate; Green catalyst; Maghnite-H+; Maghnite-Na+; Anionic polymerization How to Cite: Haoue, S., Derdar, H., Belbachir, M., Harrane, A. (2020). Polymerization of Ethylene Glycol Dimethacrylate (EGDM), Using An Algerian Clay as Eco-catalyst (Maghnite-H+ and Maghnite-Na+). Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 15(1), 221-230 (doi:10.9767/bcrec.15.1.6297.221-230)


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