Aqueous polymerization of acrylamide by electrolitically generated KMnO4 organic acid redox systems


Sarac A., Soydan A., Coka V.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.62, no.1, pp.111-116, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-116

Abstract

Polymerization of acrylamide was carried out with potassium permanganate-malonic acid, potassium permanganate-tartaric acid, and potassium permanganate-citric acid redox initiator systems with and without electrolysis. The effect of potassium permanganate concentration, acrylamide concentration, and temperature on the polymerization yield was studied and molecular weights of polymers were determined and compared with electrolytic conditions. At low concentrations of potassium permanganate, continuously supplying Mn(III) has an advantage over the nonelectrolytic method for which polymerization did not occur under these conditions. (C) 1996 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.