Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetry (TG) were used to examine the thermal behavior of the multimonomer
poly[2-(10-undecenoyloxy)ethyl methacrylate] (PUDEM) within the temperature range from -80 to 400C. DSC measurements indicated
that the polymer side chains were able to crystallize in paraffinic phase. PUDEM, added to methyl methacrylate (MM), can effectively
copolymerize with essentially no homopolymer produced as shown by DSC (single Tg). The value of Tg depends on the PUDEM content, degree of cross-linking and the presence of free MM in the cross-linked product.