Acrylic and Other Vinyl Polymerization Uses

Vazo™ free radical sources are used to produce polymers and copolymers through bulk, solution, suspension, and (to a lesser extent) emulsion polymerizations.


Vazo™ free radical sources are used to produce polymers and copolymers through bulk, solution, suspension, and (to a lesser extent) emulsion polymerizations. Common acrylic and vinyl monomers polymerized with Vazo™ include:

  • vinyl chloride
  • acrylonitrile
  • acrylic acid
  • acrylamide
  • styrene
  • ethylene
  • vinyl acetate
  • vinylidene chloride
  • methyl methacrylate
  • methyl acrylate
  • unsaturated polyesters

 

Nonpolymerization Uses

Vazo™ FRSs initiate the addition of compounds such as chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, thiols, and phosphines across double bonds.


Vazo™ free radical sources initiate the addition of compounds such as chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, thiols, and phosphines across double bonds.

Vazo™ reacts with unsaturated compounds in equimolar amounts to give monomers and oligomers, which contain two Vazo™-derived groups. These dinitriles can be further converted to amides, amines, or acids.

Vazo™ free radical sources initiate halogenations as well as the air oxidation of aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons, acrylonitrile, methyl methacrylate, and vinyl acetate. Vazo™ free radical sources release nitrogen gas when used, which can be used as a blowing agent.