A mechanistic description of the sensitized N-substituted maleimide initiated photopolymerization of an acrylate monomer
Polymers and High Performance Materials
N-substituted maleimides have been investigated for their use as photoinitiators for free-radical polymerization. The mechanism of initiation in the presence of sensitizers and coinitiators is postulated to involve chemical and energy transfer sensitization processes. Photo-DSC and laser-flash photolysis results provide photophysical data supporting the proposed mechanisms.
(2003). A mechanistic description of the sensitized N-substituted maleimide initiated photopolymerization of an acrylate monomer. PHOTOINITIATED POLYMERIZATION, 847, 27-40.
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