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Polymers 2018, 10(2), 136;

New Horizons in Cationic Photopolymerization

Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e tecnologia, Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Received: 15 December 2017 / Revised: 26 January 2018 / Accepted: 30 January 2018 / Published: 31 January 2018
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In this review, we report some recent advances and new horizons in UV-induced cationic photopolymerization. In particular, after a brief introduction on the discovery and affirmation of the cationic photopolymerization process, new efforts in the synthesis of cationic photoinitiators are reported. Subsequently, an interesting and absolutely new application is reported, related to the combination of Radical-Induced Cationic Photopolymerization with Frontal Polymerization, achieving the cross-linking of epoxy composites. View Full-Text
Keywords: cationic photopolymerization; cationic initiators; Radical-Induced Cationic Photopolymerization; Frontal Polymerization cationic photopolymerization; cationic initiators; Radical-Induced Cationic Photopolymerization; Frontal Polymerization

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Sangermano, M.; Roppolo, I.; Chiappone, A. New Horizons in Cationic Photopolymerization. Polymers 2018, 10, 136.

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