Accession Number:

AD0163625

Title:

Method of Initiating Polymerization Electrolytically.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1971-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE