POLYMERIZATION OF N-SUBSTITUTED 4-AMINOSTYRENE. Part IV:# THE POLYMERIZATION MECHANISM OF N-ALKYL AND N-BENZYL 4-AMINOSTYRENE SALTS.
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The mechanism of the spontaneous polymerization of N-alkyl and N-benzyl 4-aminostyrene salts in different solvents has been investigated. Results indicate that initiation step is caused by nucleophilic attack of unalkylated 4-aminostyrene molecules on the double bond of styryl group leading to formation of a Zwitterion. However, the contribution of the halide ion (X) in the initiation step is insignificant.