Bimolecular termination was probed in benzene and in methyl isobutyrate using exogenous terminator and a previously described template system effective in controlling oligoselectivity in the free-radical-mediated polymerization of methyl methacrylate. As expected, increasing amounts of added terminator led to a decrease in intramolecular termination (cyclization). However, differences in reactivity profiles with different added terminators in the two solvents are consistent with the intervention of solvent-enforced control of chain-template dynamics.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1992|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry