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Synthesis and Characterization of Co-Polymer (Styrene / Allyl 2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-β-D-glucopyranoside) and Studying some of its thermal properties


  • Yousef Wadouh Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Al- Baath, Homs, Syria.
  • Rana Ghenem Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Al- Baath, Homs, Syria.
  • Warda Khalil Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Al- Baath, Homs, Syria.
  • Mohammad Keshe Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Al- Baath, Homs, Syria.



Allyl bromide, Carbohydrates, Eco-friendly polymers, Glucose, Oxidation Induction Time, Polystyrene


In this research, a Co-polymer (Styrene / Allyl-β-D-glucopyranoside) was synthesized from glucose in four steps using Addition Polymerization according to the radical mechanism using Benzoyl Peroxide (BP) as initiator. Initially, Allyl-β-D-glucopyranoside monomer was prepared in three steps and the reaction was followed by (HPLC, FT-IR, TLC), in the fourth step the monomer was polymerized with Styrene and the structure was determined by FT-IR and NMR spectroscopy. The reaction conditions (temperature, reaction time, material ratios) were also studied to obtain the highest yield, the relative, specific and reduced viscosity of the prepared polymer was determined, from which the viscosity average molecular weight was calculated, which amounted to about (63,000 g/mol). Thermal properties of the polymer were studied by Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) and determining the Oxidation Induction Time (OIT).


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