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Poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) 50/50

Product Code M2369A1
Price $350.00 ex. VAT

Poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate), glycidyl methacrylate 50 mol%, low-loss optical waveguide

Photocrosslinkable polymer designed to incorporate photochemical amplification for applications in the field of optoelectronics such as a cladding layer in optical waveguide

Poly (2, 3, 4, 5, 6-pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) (PFS-co-GMA) is a copolymer with the backbone of fluoroine rich pentafluorostyrene (PFS) and photocrosslinkable glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) units. The combination of pentafluorostyrene and glycidyl methacrylate in the copolymer structure can provide good image retention after development of the cross-linked network.

With good thermal stability and low loss, poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) copolymers have been a promising candidate for the application of optical waveguides. Optical waveguide devices fabricated from PFS-co-GMA as the core and cladding layer material have exhibited optical loss as low as 0.39 dB/cm and 0.42 dB/cm at 1320 and 1550 nm. Optical losses were observed to increase to 0.75 dB/cm at 1550 nm after annealing at 200 °C for 1 h under nitrogen atmosphere.

Chemical Structure

PFS-co-GMA chemical stucture, CAS 224962-38-3
Chemical structure of poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate), CAS 224962-38-3

General Information

CAS Number 224962-38-3
Chemical Formula (C8H3F5)y(C7H10O3)x
Full Name Poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate), glycidyl methacrylate 50 mol%
Purity >98% (1HNMR)
Form White powder/crystals
Solubility Acetone, chlorinated solvents, DMF, MEK, NEP, THF
Melting Point Tg = 63 °C
Synonyms P(PFS-GMA), PFS-co-GMA, Poly(glycidyl methacrylate-co-pentafluorostyrene),  Poly(2,3-epoxypropyl methacrylate-co-pentafluorostyrene)
Composition Glycidyl methacrylate 50 mol %, x = 0.48-0.52, y = 0.48-0.52
Classification / Family Polystyrenes, Glycidyl methacrylate copolymers, Cross-linkable polymers, Photonic and optical materials

MSDS Documentation

Poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) MSDSPoly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate) MSDS Sheet


Batch Quantity Price
M2369A1 500 mg £280
M2369A1 1 g £440
M2369A1 5 g £1500

Batch details

Batch Mw Mn PDI Stock Info
M2369A1 51,836 12,167 4.31 In stock

Literature and Reviews

  1. Low-Loss Passive Optical Waveguides Based on Photosensitive Poly(pentafluorostyrene-co-glycidyl methacrylate), C. Pitois et al., Macromolecules, 32, 9, 2903–2909 (1999); DOI: 10.1021/ma981057x.
  2. Controlled Synthesis of Poly(pentafluorostyrene-ran-methyl methacrylate) Copolymers by Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization and Their Use as Dielectric Layers in Organic Thin-film Transistors, A. Peltekoff et al., Polymers, 12, 1231 (2020); DOI: 10.3390/polym12061231.
  3. Synchronously improved wave-transparent performance and mechanical properties of cyanate ester resins via introducing fluorine-containing linear random copolymer, Y. Zhou et al., Adv Compos Hybrid Mater 4, 1166–1175 (2021); DOI: 10.1007/s42114-021-00349-3.

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