Aqueous polymerization of acrylamide initiated by oxygenated cobalt(III) triethylenetetramine complex

Chuh‐Yung ‐Y Chen, Jen‐Feng ‐F Kuo

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Polymerization of acrylamide was thermally initiated by the oxygenated cobalt(III) triethylenetetramine complex. Rate, conversion, and molecular weights obtained are favorable comparable to those initiated by K2S2O4 and K2S2O8 initiators. An induction period is about 3 mins. The value of Kdf at 60°C is 6.75 × 10−5 s−1, and the chain transfer to monomer constant is 1.2 × 10−5. The rate dependence obtained are a half order on the initiator concentration and a 1.38 order on the monomer concentration. The mole fraction of combination termination occurred in the overall termination reactions evaluated is 0.746.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1115-1123
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Apr


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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