VINYL POLYMERIZATION. 338. GENERATION OF FREE RADICAL BY THE REACTIONS OF α-AMYLASE OR SYNTHETIC POLY-α-AMINO ACID WITH COPPER(II) ION IN THE PRESENCE OF METHYL METHACRYLATE

@inproceedings{ImotoMinoru1975VINYLP3,
  title={VINYL POLYMERIZATION. 338. GENERATION OF FREE RADICAL BY THE REACTIONS OF α-AMYLASE OR SYNTHETIC POLY-α-AMINO ACID WITH COPPER(II) ION IN THE PRESENCE OF METHYL METHACRYLATE},
  author={ImotoMinoru and NishimuraTamio and SakadeNaoya and OuchiTatsuro},
  year={1975}
}
The polymerization of methyl methacrylate initiated with the system of α-amylase or poly-α amino acid in the presence or absence of copper(II) ion was carried out at 85°C. It was found that the coexistence of water was indispensable. Even in the absence of copper (II) ion, the polymerization occurred to some extent. However, metallic ion was concluded to give a preferable effect.