Electrochemical polymerization of dicarboxylic acids-I. Polymerization of adipic acid

A. Gozlan, G. Agam, S. Vardi, A. Zilkha

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The electrochemical polymerization of adipic acid via the Kolbe synthesis was investigated in various solvent systems. High melting insoluble polymers were obtained; they contained, besides the hydrocarbon chains obtained from the free radical Kolbe mechanism {A figure is presented} ester groups obtained through the cationic mechanism {A figure is presented} Polymer yield, as well as ester group content, increased on passing from methanol to methanol-pyridine (1:4). The structure of the polymers is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-763
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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