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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry