Photoinitiated cationic polymerization using a novel phenacyl anilinium salt


KASAPOGLU F., ONEN A., BICAK N., Yagci Y.

POLYMER, vol.43, no.8, pp.2575-2579, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0032-3861(02)00029-0
  • Title of Journal : POLYMER
  • Page Numbers: pp.2575-2579

Abstract

A novel phenacyl anilinium salt, N-phenacyl, NN-dimethylanilinium hexafluoroantimonate, (PDA), has been synthesized and used as photoinitiator for cationic polymerization of cyclohexene oxide (CHO), butyl vinyl ether (BVE) and N-vinyl carbazol (NVC). Plausible mechanism of the photoinitiation involves the decay of the excited PDA with both heterolytic and homolytic cleavages of carbon-nitrogen bond. Thus, phenacylium cations formed directly or subsequent intermolecular electron transfer, respectively, initiate the polymerization. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All fights reserved.