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  • Author or Editor: A. K. Varma x
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The paper deals with the thermal behaviour of trimethoxy silane (MTS) modified ethyl methacrylate (EMA) and butyl methacrylate (BMA). Several copolymer samples were prepared by varying the molar ratio of MTS with respect to EMA or BMA. The copolymerisation was carried out at 78 °C for 120 min using benzoyl peroxide as an initiator. Incorporation of MTS in alkyl methacrylates resulted in an increase in thermal stability. Hydrolytic cross-linking of copolymer having higher mole fraction of MTS gave a cross-linked product with better thermal stability.

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