Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  10

Year :  2015

Pages :   648-650

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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The Anodic Polymerization of Methacrylamide

Address:   Reena Bhadani1*, U.K. Mitra2
1Department of Chemistry, Ranchi Women’s College, Ranchi 834001, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand
2Department of Chemistry, Gossner College, Ranchi, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-4150.2015.00103.0

The anodic polymerization of methacrylamide at Fe- electrodes was carried out in the presence of H2O2. No polymer formation occurred in the absence of H2O2. Fe- anode dissolves to furnish Fe (II) ions that decompose H2O2 to produce hydroxyl radicals HO which initiate a free radical polymerization. The reaction continues even after the cessation of electrolysis. The polymer yield increased with the increase of current density and monomer concentration. However the polymer yield initially increased and then began to decrease with the increasing concentration of H2O2. This is because of the decomposition of H2O2 to generate O2 which retards the polymer formation.
Methacrylamide, Hydrogen peroxide, Electrochemical polymerization, Free radical initiator and Fe - electrodes.
Reena Bhadani, U.K. Mitra. The Anodic Polymerization of Methacrylamide. Asian J. Research Chem. 8(10): October 2015; Page 648-650.
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