Tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate (THFMA), a heterocyclic monomer was polymerized by ambient temperature Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (AT ATRP) using CuX/PMDETA/EBiB system. THFMA was found to undergo very rapid polymerization, in bulk. For a target DP > 200, bulk polymerization results in cross-linking as evidenced by (CH2)n,wag peaks (IR spectroscopy). Atom Transfer Radical copolymerization (ATRcP) of THFMA with MMA was performed and the reactivity ratios were calculated from the copolymer composition, as determined by 1H NMR, using Fineman-Ross and Kelen-Tudos methods. The reactivity ratios determined for ATRP were found to be significantly different from the literature values for conventional free radical polymerization (CFRP). This may be due to the coordination of copper catalytic system with the oxygen atom of the tetrahydrofurfuryl group that could lead to the variation in reactivity ratios. 1H NMR evidence for catalyst-monomer interaction is also provided. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.