Accession Number : AD0163625

Title :   Method of Initiating Polymerization Electrolytically.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hodes,Harvey A. ; Sobieski,James F. ; Zerner,Michael C.

Report Date : 30 MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The invention relates in general to a method of initiating polymerization electrolytically and, in particular, to such a method involving dissolution of a metallic anode to form metal ions which in turn react with a compound to form free radicals which initiate polymerization. A current is passed through an electrochemical system including a solution of electrolyte containing polymerizable monomer. Metal ions formed by solubilization of some of the anode material are then reacted with a compound, the reaction forming free radicals which initiate polymerization.

Descriptors :   (*POLYMERIZATION, *ELECTROCHEMISTRY), (*PATENTS, POLYMERIZATION), METALS, IONS, FREE RADICALS

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE