Redox-initiated cationic polymerization: The pyridinium salt ascorbate redox couple

ONEN A., Yagci Y.

POLYMER, vol.38, no.6, pp.1423-1425, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0032-3861(96)00653-2
  • Title of Journal : POLYMER
  • Page Numbers: pp.1423-1425


Pyridinium salts undergo copper catalysed reduction in the presence of ascorbic acid. This system can be used for cationic ring opening polymerizations. The cationic polymerization of cyclohexene oxide, was studied using pyridinium salt/ascorbate redox couple. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.