Boletín de la Sociedad Chilena de Química
Print version ISSN 0366-1644
OLEA AZAR, C. et al. ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE STUDIES IN ACRYLAMIDE POLYMERIZATION USING RHENIUM COMPLEXES AS PHOTOSENSITIZERS. Bol. Soc. Chil. Quím. [online]. 2002, vol.47, n.3, pp. 221-225. ISSN 0366-1644. doi: 10.4067/S0366-16442002000300004.
Acrylamide can be polymerized using new catalytic systems. These are based on rhenium complexes as photosensitizers with triethylamine (TEA). Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) was used for the detection of radicals species which were formed in the polymerization process. Also, we used Spin Trapping to confirm the presence of the acrylamide radical. AM1 and INDO calculations were performed to obtain the optimized geometries and theoretical hyperfine constants of the acrylamide radical. Our results agree with a cyclic process where triethylamine is an electron donor agent reacting with an excited rhenium complex. In this system, we postulate the [Re(II)(CO)3L.-(CF3 SO3)]* as the activated species in the catalytic polymerization of acrylamide
Keywords : ESR; polymerization; acrylamide; Re complexes; Spin Trapping.