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Aryliodonium Ylides as Novel and Efficient Additives for Radical Chemistry: Example in Camphorquinone (CQ)/Amine Based Photoinitiating Systems

Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse IS2M, UMR CNRS 7361, UHA, 15 rue Jean Starcky, 68057 Mulhouse CEDEX, France
Dentsply Sirona, De-Trey-Straβe 1, 78462 Konstanz, Germany
Normandie Univ., LCMT, ENSICAEN, UNICAEN, CNRS, 6, Boulevard Maréchal Juin, 14000 Caen, France
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Academic Editor: John C. Walton
Molecules 2019, 24(16), 2913;
Received: 22 July 2019 / Revised: 7 August 2019 / Accepted: 9 August 2019 / Published: 11 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Radical Chemistry)
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Diaryliodonium salts are well-established compounds in free radical chemistry and are already used as photoinitiators (free radical or cationic polymerization), but the presence of counter anions is a strong drawback. Indeed, a counter anion is always required (e.g., SbF6) leading to potential toxicity issues or release of HF. In the present paper, counter anion-free and fluoride-free aryliodonium salts are proposed, that is, aryliodonium ylides (AY) are studied here as new and efficient additives for radical chemistry and an example is provided for the camphorquinone (CQ)/amine based photoinitiating systems (PISs) for the polymerization of thick (1.4 mm) and thin (20–13 µm) methacrylates under air and blue light irradiation. The newly proposed PISs, for example, CQ/amine/AY, presented excellent polymerization performances and good bleaching properties were obtained after polymerization. Real-time Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (RT-FTIR) was used to monitor the photopolymerization profiles. The chemical mechanisms involved were investigated using electron spin resonance (ESR). View Full-Text
Keywords: photoinitiator; iodonium salt; radical initiation; photopolymerization photoinitiator; iodonium salt; radical initiation; photopolymerization

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Kirschner, J.; Paillard, J.; Bouzrati-Zerelli, M.; Becht, J.-M.; Klee, J.E.; Chelli, S.; Lakhdar, S.; Lalevée, J. Aryliodonium Ylides as Novel and Efficient Additives for Radical Chemistry: Example in Camphorquinone (CQ)/Amine Based Photoinitiating Systems. Molecules 2019, 24, 2913.

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