Functionalization of poly(divinylbenzene) microspheres by combination of hydrobromination and click chemistry processes: A model study

Karagöz B., YÜKSEL DURMAZ Y., Gacal B., Bicak N., Yağcı Y.

Designed Monomers and Polymers, vol.12, no.6, pp.511-522, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/138577209x12478288343198
  • Journal Name: Designed Monomers and Polymers
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.511-522
  • Keywords: Characterization, Click chemistry, Hydrobromination, Microspheres, Poly(divinylbenzene), Polymerization
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Fluorescent pyrene-functional poly(divinylbenzene) (PDVB) cross-linked core microspheres were synthesized using the click chemistry strategy as a model study. First, the core monodisperse microspheres were prepared by precipitation polymerization using 2,2′-azobisisobutronitrile (AIBN) as initiator in acetonitrile in the absence of any stabilizer. Residual double bonds were converted to azide-functions by hydrobrominated with hydrogen bromide followed by azidation with NaN3 in DMF solution. Propargyl pyrene was prepared independently as a fluorescent click component. Finally, azide-functionalized microspeheres were coupled with propargyl pyrene with high efficiency by click chemistry. The modified PDVB microspheres are characterized by using FT-IR spectroscopy, UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy. © 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden.