A peroxide monomer, 4,4'-divinyl benzoyl peroxide (DVBPO), was synthesized.
Bulk copolymerization of DVBPO with methyl methacrylate (MMA) was initiate
d by di(2-ethyl hexyl)peroxy carbonate (EHP). DSC curves and the appearance
of crosslinking of the product showed that DVBPO can copolymerize with MMA
. The grafting copolymerization of butyl acrylate (BA) onto the copolymer w
as performed. The grafting efficiency (GE), determined by Soxhlet extractio
n, was high.