Terpolymerization studies. II. Terpolymerization of acrylonitrile, styrene, and esters of α-cyanocinnamic acid. Polymerization methods and properties



Terpolymers of acrylonitrile, styrene, and seven esters of α-cyanocinnamic acid were prepared by conventional polymerization methods up to high conversions. For emulsion polymerization systems, the rate dependence on the concentration of the emulsifier was determined. Terpolymers, made in suspension and in bulk, were used for the preparation of films and molded specimens in order to study their physical properties/chemical structure relationships.