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Pressure-induced polymerization of acrylic acid: a Raman spectroscopic study.
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PMID:  20617845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We report here the first in-situ Raman spectroscopic study of pressure-induced structural and polymeric transformations of acrylic acid. Two crystalline phases (I and II) were observed upon compression to approximately 0.3 and approximately 2.7 GPa. Phase I can be characterized with a single s-cis molecular conformation with possibly a similar structure to the low-temperature phase, while phase II suggests significantly enhanced molecular interactions toward polymerization and structural disordering. Beyond approximately 8 GPa, spectroscopic features indicate the onset of polymerization. The high-pressure polymeric phase together with the pressure-quenched materials was examined and compared with two commercial acrylic acid polymers using Raman spectroscopy. The characteristics of polymeric acrylic acid and their transformation mechanisms as well as the implications of hydrogen-bonding interactions are discussed.
Chitra Murli; Yang Song
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of physical chemistry. B     Volume:  114     ISSN:  1520-5207     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Chem B     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
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Created Date:  2010-07-29     Completed Date:  2011-01-12     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101157530     Medline TA:  J Phys Chem B     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9744-50     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Chemistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5B7, Canada.
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