SOLUTION POLYMERIZATION OF METHYL METHACRYLATE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE QUATERNARY AMMONIUM CHLORIDE
Ines Vodopivec Podgornik and Anton Perdih
Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
In the solution polymerization of an inhibitor containing methyl methacrylate in toluene initiated by dibenzoyl peroxide, the addition of a quaternary ammonium chloride reduces the lag time and decreases the polymerization rate. The complex mixture formed from the inhibitor in this reaction system seems responsible for these effects.