Lecture at the Meeting of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Section “Kunststoffe und Kautschuk”, on April 10th. 1962 at Bad Nauheim (Germany).
Copolymers and Fibers from Vinylidenedicarbonitrile†
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1962 by Verlag Chemie, GmbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 1, Issue 8, pages 425–430, August 1962
How to Cite
Sprague, B. S., Greene, H. E., Reuter, L. F. and Smith, R. D. (1962), Copolymers and Fibers from Vinylidenedicarbonitrile. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 1: 425–430. doi: 10.1002/anie.196204251
- Issue published online: 17 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 17 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 2 APR 1962
Vinyldendicarbonitrile (Vinylidene cyanide) on free redical catalyzed copolymerization shows a much stronger tendency to form 1:1 alternating copolymers than acrylonitrile. While bulk poly(vinylidene cyanide) fails to crystallize, despite its molecular symmetry, several alternating copolymers are readily crystallizable, notably those containing butadiene, isoprene, isobutylene, or vinylidene chloride. Fibers have been prepared from a number of the higher melting copolymers and examined for physical properties. Fibers from the vinyl acetate and vinyl chloride copolymers show expectional elastic behavior both when dry and wet. The fiber from the vinylidene cyanide |vinyl acetate alternating copolymer (Darvan® nytril fiber) is only moderately oriented and is characterized by exceptional softness and excellent elastic recovery and resilience, both when dry and wet.