THE FREE-RADICAL POLYMERIZATION OF ACRYLAMIDE INITIATED WITH CERIC SULFATE IN THE PRESENCE OF AMINO-ACIDS


ERBIL C., SOYDAN A., AROGUZ A. Z. , SARAC A.

ANGEWANDTE MAKROMOLEKULARE CHEMIE, vol.213, pp.55-63, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 213
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/apmc.1993.052130107
  • Title of Journal : ANGEWANDTE MAKROMOLEKULARE CHEMIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-63

Abstract

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.