Kinetics of electroinitiated polymerization of acrylonitrile mediated by titanium (III)-dimethylglyoxime redox system

B. S. Sherigara, M. P. Yashoda, Padmalatha

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Acrylonitrile was polymerized in an aqueous sulphuric acid-methanol medium by an electrolytically generated mediator species, titanium(III). Titanium(III)-dimethylglyoxime was used as the initiator redox system. The reaction was confined to the cathode compartment and was found to proceed via a free radical mechanism. The kinetics of polymerization were investigated for different initial monomer concentrations, acid concentrations, electric currents, dielectric constants of the solvent and electrode materials. A suitable mechanism for titanium(III)-dimethylglyoxime-mediated indirect electropolymerization of acrylonitrile is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-611
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Organic Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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