Does the back electron transfer affect the rate of photoinducec free radical polymerization?
Polimery 2003, No 11-12, 765
The specific behaviors of monomeric electron acceptor-electron donor bridged molecules and of polymeric initiator-coinitiator systems tested as free radical polymerization photoinitiating systems were observed. The obtained experimental and theoretical results suggest that the back electron transfer process probably does not control the rate of photoinitiated polymerization going with initiators tested. The phenomena observed more likely results from a different proton transfer between Rose bengal radical anion and a tertiary aromatic amine radical cation. This can be deducted on the basis of Marcus theory, describing the kinetics of photoinduced intermolecular and intramolecular electron transfer processes, and laser flash photolysis measurements.
Keywords: polymer bond photoinitiators, Marcus theory, back electron transfer, kinetics of photopolymerization