Polymers Bromides in radical polymerisation
Why bromine is an inhibitor of radical polymerization? My scientific advisor said that any compound with bromine in it will greatly influence polymerization process
Bromine has a high capacity to "absorb" radicals, therefore it can efficiently stop radical polymerization
in fact, these are reducing properties, donate an electron to restore a radical, as I understand it
@chaoticgood Yes, you said it right. The question is how much it will affect the polymerization process, or rather its mechanism, if compared with other inhibitors.
In addition to iodine, quinone, hydroquinone, benzoquinone, flavored nitro compounds, and amines can act as polymerization inhibitors.
@argentum Because the atom has a larger radius and therefore have a wider reach?
@chaoticgood Perhaps here it is possible to explain from different angles, radius, electronegativity, redox potential
@chaoticgood As you can guess, substances containing an aromatic core and a nitro group. Although it is more correct to call aromatic compounds.