Mass spectral analysis of poly(3-aminocrotonamide) obtained by radiation induced solid state polymerization

Melad, Omar
Usanmaz, Ali
Hacaloğlu, Jale
Polymerization of 3-aminocrotonamide has not been reported before. It was polymerized by radiation in the solid-state to obtain a crystalline polymer which has a similar crystal structure to that of the monomer. In this work the structure and mode of monomer addition in the polymer chain were investigated by mass spectroscopy. The data indicated that the addition of monomer molecules takes place by a condensation process with evolution of 2n - 1 NH3 molecules for each 2n monomer molecules. The highest yield of thermal degradation products was obtained at 246° during the direct pyrolysis of the polymer.