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H-transfer reaction during decomposition of N-(2-methylpropyl)- N-(1-diethylphosphono-2,2-dimethylpropyl)-N-oxyl (SG1)-based alkoxyamines

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  • Mariya Edeleva,

    1. International Tomography Center SB RAS, Institutskaya 3A, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
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  • Sylvain R. A. Marque,

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    1. Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, UMR-7273, ICR, case 551, Avenue Escadrille Normandie–Niemen 13397, Marseille Cedex 20, France
    • Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, UMR-7273, ICR, case 551, Avenue Escadrille Normandie–Niemen 13397, Marseille Cedex 20, France
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  • Kuanish Kabytaev,

    1. Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, UMR-7273, ICR, case 551, Avenue Escadrille Normandie–Niemen 13397, Marseille Cedex 20, France
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  • Yohann Guillaneuf,

    1. Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, UMR-7273, ICR, case 551, Avenue Escadrille Normandie–Niemen 13397, Marseille Cedex 20, France
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  • Didier Gigmes,

    1. Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, UMR-7273, ICR, case 551, Avenue Escadrille Normandie–Niemen 13397, Marseille Cedex 20, France
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  • Elena Bagryanskaya

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    1. International Tomography Center SB RAS, Institutskaya 3A, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
    2. N.N.Vorozhtsov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry SB RAS, Pr. Lavrentjeva 9, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
    • International Tomography Center SB RAS, Institutskaya 3A, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
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Abstract

Thermal decomposition of four tertiary N-(2-methylpropyl)-N-(1-diethylphosphono-2,2-dimethylpropyl)-N-oxyl (SG1)-based alkoxyamines (SG1-C(Me)2-C(O)-OR, R = Me, tBu, Et, H) has been studied at different experimental conditions using 1H and 31P NMR spectroscopies. This experiment represents the initiating step of methyl methacrylate polymerization. It has been shown that H-transfer reaction occurs during the decomposition of three alkoxyamines in highly degassed solution, whereas no products of H-transfer are detected during decomposition of SG1-MAMA alkoxyamine. The value of the rate constant of H-transfer for alkoxyamines 1 (SG1-C(Me)2-C(O)-OMe) and 2 (SG1-C(Me)2-C(O)-OtBu) has been estimated as 1.7 × 103 M−1s−1. The high influence of oxygen on decomposition mechanism is found. In particular, in poorly degassed solutions, nearly quantitative formation of oxidation product has been observed, whereas at residual pressure of 10−5 mbar, the main products originate from H-atom transfer reaction. The acidity of the reaction medium affects the decomposition mechanism suppressing the H-atom transfer. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem, 2013

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