Sugar overcomes oxygen inhibition in photoinitiated free radical polymerization
Article first published online: 30 JAN 2013
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Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume 51, Issue 8, pages 1685–1689, 15 April 2013
How to Cite
Oytun, F., Kahveci, M. U. and Yagci, Y. (2013), Sugar overcomes oxygen inhibition in photoinitiated free radical polymerization. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 51: 1685–1689. doi: 10.1002/pola.26554
- Issue published online: 8 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 30 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 2 NOV 2012
- free radical polymerization;
- oxygen inhibition;
- glucose oxidase;
Photo-initiated radical polymerization has several advantages that qualify this process for application in many industrial fields, but suffers from oxygen (O2) inhibition. The prohibitive cost of existing methods to prevent O2 inhibition has hampered their widespread use in industrial applications involving free radical polymerization in air. A novel approach based on an enzymatic pathway in which glucose oxidase acts as catalyst for glucose oxidation using O2 is described to overcome O2 inhibition of radical polymerizations.