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Novel phenomenon of autoacceleration in the free radical oxidative polymerization of vinyl monomers: a thermochemical approach

Nanda, AK and Kishore, K (2001) Novel phenomenon of autoacceleration in the free radical oxidative polymerization of vinyl monomers: a thermochemical approach. In: European Polymer Journal, 37 (4). pp. 671-676.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0014-3057(00)00169-5

Abstract

A unique phenomenon of ‘autoacceleration’ was observed in a free radical polymerization of vinyl monomers and oxygen. Unlike the well known autoacceleration phenomenon in polymerization processes, this unusual phenomenon is not readily conceivable in terms of solution viscosity based reasoning. Surprisingly, we have observed manifestation of this new autoacceleration during free radical oxidative polymerization of some vinyl monomers at low conversions, where generally the polymerization reaction is zero order, the conversion–time plot are linear and viscosity effects are negligible. In the present paper, we interpret the mechanism of this new autoacceleration phenomenon on the basis of reactivity of the propagating radicals in terms of heat of formation data.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Autoacceleration;Oxidative polymerization;Thermochemical analysis.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 06:02
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2011 06:02
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39562

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