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Home  >  Journal list  >  Polymer Journal  >  Vol.15  No.6 (1983)  >  pp.429-434

Polymer Journal
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Copolymerization of N-Arylmaleimides with Vinyl Acetate

M. Z. Elsabee1), M. W. Sabaa1) and S. Mokhtar1)
1) Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University

ABSTRACT:  Copolymerization of N-α-naphthylmaleimide with vinylacetate was investigated in different solvents. The solvent was found to play an important role in the reactivity of the maleimide due to molecular association of solvent/monomer molecules. The overall rate of copolymerization was found to increase as the ability of the solvent to associate with the maleimide increased. ZnCl2 enhanced the reactivity of the maleimide due to a complex formation with growing radicals. The effect of substitution with a phenyl group on the reactivity of the double bond was also investigated.


Keyword:
Copolymerization/ N-Arylmaleimides–vinylacetate/ Reactivity Ratios/ Solvent Effect/ Zinc Chloride

Published online: March 03, 2006
© Copyright, 2006 by The Society of Polymer Science, Japan

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