Reactions catalyzed by minerals. Part I. Polymerization of styrene
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1965 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 9, Issue 4, pages 1261–1271, April 1965
How to Cite
Solomon, D. H. and Rosser, M. J. (1965), Reactions catalyzed by minerals. Part I. Polymerization of styrene. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 9: 1261–1271. doi: 10.1002/app.1965.070090407
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Received: 25 MAY 1964
The polymerization of styrene on neutral mineral surfaces has been studied. It has been shown that the polymerization has characteristics expected for both a radical and cationic reaction, and a mechanism involving a radical-carbonium ion is proposed to explain this evidence. A range of mineral catalysts have been investigated and a tentative theory proposed to relate the variation in activity with catalyst structure. Experiments have also been carried out to define the specific portion of the mineral surface responsible for the catalyst activity.