Spontaneous Polymerization of 4-Vinyl Pyridine for Hollow Fiber Ion Exchangers

  • A. Rembaum
  • S. P. S. Yen
  • C. Robillard
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (PST, volume 6)


It was previously shown1 that 4-vinyl pyridine (4-VP), polymerized spontaneously in presence of alkyl halides. The growing active species in this polymerization system exhibited high specificity. It was reacting only with monomeric vinyl pyridinium salts and not with other vinyl monomers including 4-VP. Therefore, in presence of excess of 4-VP, the polymerization was arrested after the alkyl halide was used up in the quaternization reaction. It was also observed that free radical inhibitors had no effect on the polymerization rate.


Hollow Fiber Alkyl Halide Polymerization Mechanism Dimethylamino Ethylmethacrylate Spontaneous Polymerization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Rembaum
    • 1
  • S. P. S. Yen
    • 1
  • C. Robillard
    • 1
  1. 1.Jet Propulsion Lab.Calif. Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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