ESR Studies on Poly(methyl acrylate)Radicals to Estimate Their Dominant Structure
Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) examinations of the propagating radicals in the polymerization of methyl acrylate (MA) and methyl acrylate-α-d (MA-d) in the frozen state have been made. Selective deuteration of MA showed that the propagating radicals have the chain-end (I) and not the mid-chain (II) structure. The stable conformation of poly (methyl acrylate) (poly (MA)) radical was also determined.
- Chemistry letters
Chemistry letters 1996(11), 951-952, 1996-11
The Chemical Society of Japan