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Metal chelates in vinyl polymerization. I. Ferric dipivaloylmethide as an initiator

Prabha, R and Nandi, US (1976) Metal chelates in vinyl polymerization. I. Ferric dipivaloylmethide as an initiator. In: Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Chemistry Edition, 15 (8). pp. 1973-1981.

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Abstract

The behavior of the chelate, ferric dipivaloylmethide, Fe(DPM)3, in vinyl polymerization systems was investigated. The polymerization was found to be of free-radical nature. The rate of polymerization was proportional to the square root of the concentration of the chelate. The monomer exponent was close to 1.5 for the Fe(DPM)3-initiated polymerization of styrene and methyl methacrylate. The kinetic and transfer constants and activation energies for these systems have been evaluated. Spectral studies revealed the possibility of a complex formation between the chelate and the monomer. A kinetic scheme for the Fe(DPM)3-initiated polymerization is derived based on this initial complex formation.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2010 06:43
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/24481

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