Terpolymerization studies. I. Terpolymerization of acrylonitrile, styrene, and esters of α-cyanocinnamic acid
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1975 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 19, Issue 9, pages 2359–2377, September 1975
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Ronel, S. H. and Kohn, D. H. (1975), Terpolymerization studies. I. Terpolymerization of acrylonitrile, styrene, and esters of α-cyanocinnamic acid. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 19: 2359–2377. doi: 10.1002/app.1975.070190902
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 9 JAN 1975
- Manuscript Received: 17 OCT 1974
The terpolymerizations of acrylonitrile, styrene, and seven esters of α-cyanocinamic acid were investigated up to low conversions. Polymerizations, carried out in bulk at 70°C, were initiated by free radicals. The relationships between monomer feed and terpolymer composition were determined on a triangular coordinate graph as proposed by Slocombe. In all cases, there exists an azeotropic line, connecting the binary azeotrope of the pair acrylonitrile-styrene and that of the various pairs of styrene with the esters of α-cyanocinnamic acid, yet no real ternary azeotrope was found.