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Title: Free Radical Polymerization of Styrene and Methyl Methacrylate in Various Room Temperature Ionic Liquids

Abstract

Conventional free radical polymerization of styrene and methyl methacrylate was carried out in various room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs). The RTILs used in this research encompass a wide range of cations and anions. Typical cations include imidazolium, phosphonium, pyridinium, and pyrrolidinium; typical anions include amide, borate, chloride, imide, phosphate, and phosphinate. Reactions are faster and polymers obtained usually have higher molecular weights when compared to polymerizations carried out in volatile organic solvents under the same conditions. This shows that rapid rates of polymerization and high molecular weights are general features of conventional radical polymerizations in RTILs. Attempts to correlate the polarities and viscosities of the RTILs with the polymerization behavior fail to yield discernible trends.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
  2. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1003199
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; LIQUIDS; METHACRYLIC ACID ESTERS; POLYMERIZATION; RADICALS; STYRENE; AMBIENT TEMPERATURE

Citation Formats

Zhang, Hongwei, Hong, Kunlun, and Mays, Jimmy. Free Radical Polymerization of Styrene and Methyl Methacrylate in Various Room Temperature Ionic Liquids. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Zhang, Hongwei, Hong, Kunlun, & Mays, Jimmy. Free Radical Polymerization of Styrene and Methyl Methacrylate in Various Room Temperature Ionic Liquids. United States.
Zhang, Hongwei, Hong, Kunlun, and Mays, Jimmy. Sat . "Free Radical Polymerization of Styrene and Methyl Methacrylate in Various Room Temperature Ionic Liquids". United States.
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abstractNote = {Conventional free radical polymerization of styrene and methyl methacrylate was carried out in various room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs). The RTILs used in this research encompass a wide range of cations and anions. Typical cations include imidazolium, phosphonium, pyridinium, and pyrrolidinium; typical anions include amide, borate, chloride, imide, phosphate, and phosphinate. Reactions are faster and polymers obtained usually have higher molecular weights when compared to polymerizations carried out in volatile organic solvents under the same conditions. This shows that rapid rates of polymerization and high molecular weights are general features of conventional radical polymerizations in RTILs. Attempts to correlate the polarities and viscosities of the RTILs with the polymerization behavior fail to yield discernible trends.},
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