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Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 345–350 | Cite as

Solvent effects on the radical polymerization ofN-dodecylmaleimide

  • Tsuneyuki Sato
  • Kohji Masaki
  • Kuniaki Kondo
  • Makiko Seno
  • Hitoshi Tanaka
Article

Summary

The rate of homogeneous polymerization of N-dodecylmaleimide (DMIm) with dimethyl 2,2′-azobisisobutyrate depended significantly on the kind of solvents used. The polymerization systems involved ESR-observable propagating poly(DMIm) radical. The rate constants of propagation(kp) and termination(kt) were determined at 50°C in various solvents. The kp value was smaller in aromatic solvents than in aliphatic ones. The Hammett's plot of kp against σ-value of the substituents on the aromatic solvents showed that kp took higher values in the solvents with either electron-accepting or donating substituents. The solvent effects on kp seemed to stem from complexion of poly(DMIm) radical with solvents.

Keywords

Polymerization Dimethyl Radical Polymerization Solvent Effect Polymerization System 
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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsuneyuki Sato
    • 1
  • Kohji Masaki
    • 1
  • Kuniaki Kondo
    • 1
  • Makiko Seno
    • 1
  • Hitoshi Tanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department Chemical Science and Technology, Faculty of EngineeringTokushima UniversityTokushimaJapan

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