Iron Arene Complexes As Free-Radical And Cationic Photoinitiators

Bowser, R. and Davidson, R. Stephen (1994) Iron Arene Complexes As Free-Radical And Cationic Photoinitiators. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology a-Chemistry, 77 (2-3). pp. 269-276. ISSN 1010-6030. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Evidence is presented that iron (II)-arene complexes can initiate free radical polymerization reactions with low efficiency. Oxygen appears to play a positive role; probably by oxidizing the iron (II) to an iron (III) species. Cationic curing of an epoxide by an iron-arene complex was monitored by photodifferential scanning calorimetry and again oxygen was found to play a positive role. The finding that a decomposition product of eta6-thioxanthene-eta5-cyclopentadienyliron hexafluorophosphate is thioxanth-9-one suggests that peroxyl radicals are produced during reaction.

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Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
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