Electroinduced dispersion polymerization of acrylonitrile in the presence of poly(acrylic acid) and catalytic amount of Ce(IV)

Sarac A., Ustamehmetoglu B., YILDIRIM H.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.84, no.4, pp.723-728, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/app.10076
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.723-728
  • Keywords: electroinduced polymerization, dispersion polymerization, polyacrylonitrile, polyacrylic acid, cerium (IV), REDOX SYSTEMS, OXIDATIVE POLYMERIZATION, ACRYLAMIDE, CERIUM(IV), COPOLYMER, INITIATOR
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Electroinduced dispersion polymerization of acrylonitrile initiated by Ce(IV) was performed in an electrolytic cell in the presence of poly(acrylic acid) (PAA). Micron-size polyacrylonitrile (PAN) particles were stabilized with PAA by electrostatic interaction or by a PAA-Ce(III)-PAN ternary complex formation. A PAA-PAN stable polymer was formed in the cathodic compartment, and the reduced initiator was reoxidized in the anode, thus allowing for the continuation of the process. A possible mechanism of polymerization is suggested. (C) 2002 John Wiley Sons, Inc.