Photoinitiated polymerization of ethyl cyanoacrylate by phosphonium salts


Önen H. A. , Arsu N. , Yagci Y.

ANGEWANDTE MAKROMOLEKULARE CHEMIE, vol.264, pp.56-59, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 264
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : ANGEWANDTE MAKROMOLEKULARE CHEMIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-59

Abstract

The photoinitiated polymerization of ethyl cyanoacrylate (ECA) by benzyl triphenylphosphonium hexafluoroantimonate (BP+) and (anthracen-9-ylmethyl)triphenylphosphonium hexafluoroantimonate (MAP(+)) was studied. Zwitterionic and free radical mechanisms which involved homolytic and heterolytic decomposition of the phosphonium salts are discussed. The anthracene-sensitized photopolymerization of ECA was also demonstrated.