Aqueous solution polymerization of acrylamide at low conversions: 1. Kinetics and transfer studies

  • Fanood M
  • George M
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Abstract

The aqueous polymerization of acrylamide, initiated by 4,4'-azobis-4-cyanovaleric acid, has been studied in the presence of propionamide, and oligoacrylamide, at 30-90°C. Molecular weights were determined viscometrically and transfer constants to propionamide, oligoacrylamide and monomer were evaluated. Exponents expressing the dependency of initial polymerization rate on monomer and initiator concentrations at 50°C were 1.16±0.01 and 0.52±0.03, respectively. © 1988.

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  • acrylamide
  • oligoacrylamide
  • polyacrylamide
  • radical polymerization
  • transfer constants

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Authors

  • M. H.Rafi ee Fanood

  • Maurice H. George

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