Hampered Vinyl Polymerization by Embedding Biological Objects

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  02 Oct 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3640, pp. 69-70
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3640.69


Inhibition of vinyl polymerization by the embedding of biological specimens is due to the presence of biogenic amines. This inhibition is eliminated by acylation of the embedded objects with acid anhydrides.