Acrylamide Polymerization

Peter Pediaditakis pxpst2 at
Sun Feb 22 12:17:37 EST 1998

In article <19980222162400.LAA11220 at>,
bailey1159 at (Bailey1159) wrote:

> Is there any truth to the rumor that acrylamide when stored under normal
> temperatures can polymerize on it's own (due to free rads) after a period of
> time???

Sort of.
But what is needed is a catalyst to get the rxn going.  Charged dust
particles can work and initiate the polymerization w/o temed.

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