Authors: Jun Hui MA, J. David TAUBER, Ülkü S. RAMELOW
Abstract: Poly ethyl vinyl ketone (PEVK) and poly methyl vinyl ketone (PMVK) were prepared using photochemical processes. The irradiation of monomers with UV light provides a new method, different from the methods previously used for the polymerization of these monomers. FTIR and UV spectroscopies were used for the structure and reaction mechanism of the polymers. NMR was used to calculate the conversion percentage of MVK and EVK polymers. The conductivity change at various temperatures was traced during reactions of PMVK and PEVK with various dopant concentrations and the activation energy of these reactions were calculated by adding dopants and by adjusting the reaction conditions. A new method was developed to increase the conductivity of PMVK and PEVK polymers.
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