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Polymers 2012, 4(1), 741-746; doi:10.3390/polym4010741

Kinetics of Model Reactions for Interfacial Polymerization

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona, 1306 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
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Received: 11 January 2012 / Revised: 6 February 2012 / Accepted: 23 February 2012 / Published: 29 February 2012
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To model the rates of interfacial polycondensations, the rates of reaction of benzoyl chloride and methyl chloroformate with various aliphatic monoamines in acetonitrile were determined at 25 °C. Buffering with picric acid slowed these extremely fast reactions so the rate constants could be determined from the rate of disappearance of picrate ion. The rates of the amine reactions correlated linearly with their Swain-Scott nucleophilicities.
Keywords: amine/acid chloride kinetics; fast reaction kinetics; interfacial polymerization amine/acid chloride kinetics; fast reaction kinetics; interfacial polymerization
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Robertson, J.; Centeno-Hall, T.; Padias, A.; Bates, R.; Hall, H. Kinetics of Model Reactions for Interfacial Polymerization. Polymers 2012, 4, 741-746.

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