The benzophenone-amine photoinitiator in vinyl polymerization

Research paper by André Merlin, Daniel Joseph Lougnot, Jean Pierre Fouassier

Indexed on: 01 Aug '80Published on: 01 Aug '80Published in: Polymer Bulletin


Fast spectroscopy experiments have been performed upon the photoinitiation process of a vinyl polymerization with the benzophenone-amine derivative system. The rate constants of the processes in the excited states have been determined. The results make it possible to discuss the rate constant of the polymerization and to deduce the efficiency of the initiating radicals.