Crystal structure effect in radiation induced solid state polymerization of methacrylamide

Usanmaz, Ali
Kafadar, AB
Radiation induced solid state polymerization of methacrylamide was carried out, opened to atmosphere and under vacuum conditions at room temperature. The white colored powder polymers obtained were insoluble in most common organic solvents such as carbon tetrachloride, dimethysulfoxide, acetone, etc. The polymers were characterized by IR, direct pyrolysis mass spectrometer (DP-MS), XRD, TGA, and DSC methods. The mechanism of the polymerization was elucidated from these results. There were no definite effects of oxygen on the polymerization mechanism. The limiting diffusion of oxygen into the material is due to the close packing of monomer molecules. Polymerization proceeds on the monomerpolymer interface by the opening of the vinyl bond. The polymer obtained was amorphous and did not give a melting peak in DSC thermogram. From the experimental data, it was shown that the polymer gave a side group cyclization upon thermal treatment.


CEVIK, NN; Usanmaz, Ali (Informa UK Limited, 1993-01-01)
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Usanmaz, Ali; Baytar, N (Informa UK Limited, 1998-01-01)
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Usanmaz, Ali; KIZILIRMAK, N (Informa UK Limited, 1992-01-01)
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Usanmaz, Ali; Melad, OK (Wiley, 1996-04-30)
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Solid State Polymerization of N-vinylcaprolactam via Gamma Irradiation and Characterization
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In this study, N-vinylcaprolactam was polymerized via gamma irradiation in the solid state. The polymerization was carried out at room temperature both under vacuum and open to atmosphere. The polymerization mechanism showed auto acceleration and the rate of polymerization was higher in the presence of oxygen. Complete conversion was obtained under vacuum conditions and 90% conversion was obtained in the case of polymerization open to atmosphere. The polymers were characterized by FTIR, NMR, DSC, TGA, GPC, ...
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A. Usanmaz and A. Kafadar, “Crystal structure effect in radiation induced solid state polymerization of methacrylamide,” JOURNAL OF MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE-PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY, pp. 387–399, 2004, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: