ANGEWANDTE MAKROMOLEKULARE CHEMIE, vol.213, pp.55-63, 1993 (SCI-Expanded)
Polymerization of acrylamide initiated with ceric(IV) ion in the presence of methionine, phenylalanine, serine and aspartic acid was investigated in sulfuric acid solution. Maximum yield was obtained at 70-degrees-C and sulfuric acid concentration of 0.16 mol/l. Both conductometric titration and FT-IR results showed that the resulting polymers contained carboxy end groups. According to these findings and previous studies in this field, a suitable polymerization mechanism was proposed.