Acrylonitrile Polymerization in a Miniaturized High-Pressure Optical Cell

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Science  05 Aug 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3736, pp. 649-650
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3736.649


A miniaturized high-pressure optical cell has been used to investigate the feasibility of carrying out high-pressure polymerization, wherein the process can be observed both spectroscopically and optically while the polymerization process is occurring. The method has been illustrated by a novel polymerization of acrylonitrile.