Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 9, pp 3161–3166 | Cite as

Synthesis and characterization of Cu(II) containing PMMA co-polymer for optical applications

  • Omar Rojas
  • Miguel Araya
  • Mavis L. Montero
  • Daniel E. Azofeifa
  • William E. Vargas


Homogenous, transparent, greenish blue Cu(II) containing PMMA co-polymer disks were prepared through the radical polymerization of the Cu(II) methacrylate, MMA and HMA using AIBN as an initiator. The dependence of the absorbance and transmittance spectra with the Cu(II) methacrylate concentration was investigated in the visible range (420–750 nm). From the transmittance measurements the refractive index and extinction coefficient spectral dependence were calculated by application of an inversion approach. To further characterize this co-polymer a thermogram was performed. The overall behavior of this material suggests its possible use as a standard solution for Spectroscopy Equipment Calibration and as a selective optical filter.


PMMA Methacrylate Transmittance Spectrum AIBN Optical Constant 
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The authors gratefully acknowledge the partial financial support provided by the Consejo Nacional para Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas de Costa Rica (CONICIT).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omar Rojas
    • 1
  • Miguel Araya
    • 2
  • Mavis L. Montero
    • 1
    • 2
  • Daniel E. Azofeifa
    • 2
    • 3
  • William E. Vargas
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Escuela de QuímicaUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoseCosta Rica
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación en Ciencia e Ingeniería de MaterialesUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoseCosta Rica
  3. 3.Escuela de FísicaUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoseCosta Rica

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