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Kinetic and Sensitivity Approach to the Mechanism of Inhibited Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate in the Presence of Furan Compounds

Vega, Rebeca; Rieumont, Jacques

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The inhibited radical polymerization of vinyl acetate initiated by 2,2-azobisisobutyronitrile was studied in the presence of some furan derivatives bearing a double bond on the side group. The modelling of such systems has permitted to estimate the values of the kinetic parameters for these inhibitors. A sensitivity analysis was performed to obtain a better insight into the mechanism; it appears that macroradical degradative transfer reaction to furan compounds is the most important reaction in comparison with propagation or primary radical degradative transfer.


Modelling, sensitivity analysis, inhibited polymerization, furan derivatives


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