Solvent Effects on the Reaction of t-Butoxy Radicals with Methyl Methacrylate
RD Grant, PG Griffiths, G Moad, E Rizzardo, DH Solomon
Australian Journal of Chemistry | Published : 1983
Examination of the title reaction in a range of solvents shows that the ratio of hydrogen abstraction to t-butoxy radical addition increases with increasing solvent polarity. In several cases there is a competition between solvent and methyl methacrylate for reaction with t-butoxy radicals. The implications of these findings for polymer structure are discussed.