Polymerization and polymer characterization of acetylenedicarboxylic acid monopotassium salt

Anaçoğlu, Elif
Acetylenedicarboxylic acid monopotassium salt, ADCA-K, was polymerized by radiation induced solid-state and chemical initiator induced solution polymerization methods. Radiation induced solid-state polymerization was carried out by Co-60 g-radiation at room temperature. The powder polymer obtained was soluble in water but insoluble in common organic solvents. The solution polymerization initiated by benzoylperoxide was carried out in an oil bath at 90°C. The polymer obtained was soluble in water but insoluble in dimethylsulfoxide. In the first stage of the polymerization, H2O, CO and/or CO2 gases were evolved and the polymerization was proceeded on the acetylene group. The polymers obtained were characterized by FT-IR, DSC, TGA-FTIR, NMR and DP-MS methods. The crystal structure effect on polymerization was investigated by X-Ray method. The monomer is monoclinic with a space group of C2/c. The unit cell parameters are a=795.4, b=1192.6, c=591.8 pm and b=105.40. Polymer showed a partial polycrystalline structure. The larger fraction of polymer has identical crystal structure to that of the monomer. Therefore, polymerization takes place a topotactic mechanism.


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Citation Formats
E. Anaçoğlu, “Polymerization and polymer characterization of acetylenedicarboxylic acid monopotassium salt,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.