Photoinitiators for Polymer Synthesis: Scope, Reactivity and Efficiency

  • 8h 30m
  • Jacques Lalevée, Jean Pierre Fouassier
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2012

Photoinitiating systems for polymerization reactions are largely encountered in a variety of traditional and high-tech sectors, such as radiation curing, (laser) imaging, (micro)electronics, optics, and medicine. This book extensively covers radical and nonradical photoinitiating systems and is divided into four parts:

  • Basic principles in photopolymerization reactions
  • Radical photoinitiating systems
  • Nonradical photoinitiating systems
  • Reactivity of the photoinitiating system

The four parts present the basic concepts of photopolymerization reactions, review all of the available photoinitiating systems and deliver a thorough description of the encountered mechanisms. A large amount of experimental and theoretical data has been collected herein. This book allows the reader to gain a clear understanding by providing a general discussion of the photochemistry and chemistry involved.

The most recent and exciting developments, as well as the promising prospects for new applications, are outlined.

About the Authors

Jean-Pierre Fouasssier is Professor Emeritus of Physical Chemistry and Photochemistry at the University of Haute Alsace (UHA) in Mulhouse, France. He received his Ph.D at the University of Strasbourg, France, in 1975 and became a full Professor in 1978. From 1980 -1993 he was the Head of the Laboratory of General Photochemistry at CNRS-URA 431, Mulhouse, and then Head of the Molecular Photochemistry and Photopolymerization team at the Department of Photochemistry at UHA (1994-2010). He was the Director of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse (1993-1998), a Member of the National Committee of CNRS (1991-1995), Member of the National Committee of University (1989-2009), French Representative at the Steering Committee of the European Photochemistry Association (EPA, 1992-2000) and Coordinator of the Academic Committee of RadTech Europe (1988-2001). His research interests include time-resolved laser spectroscopy, photopolymerization reactions, as well as photosensitive systems for UV curing and imaging. He has authored 500 research articles, 32 book chapters as well as several books.

Jacques Lalevée received his Ph.D at the University of Mulhouse, France, in 2002. From 2004-2009 he was Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry and became a full Professor of Physical Chemistry at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie at University of Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France, in 2009. Jacques Lalevée was a Member of the National Committee of University (2007-2009) and has authored more than 90 research articles. His research is focused on free radical chemistry, photochemistry and photopolymerization reactions, electron spin resonance (ESR), and time-resolved laser spectroscopy.

In this Book

  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Photopolymerization and Photo-Cross-Linking
  • Light Sources
  • Experimental Devices and Examples of Applications
  • Photopolymerization Reactions
  • Photosensitive Systems
  • Approach of the Photochemical and Chemical Reactivity
  • Efficiency of a Photopolymerization Reaction
  • One-Component Photoinitiating Systems
  • Two-Component Photoinitiating Systems
  • Multicomponent Photoinitiating Systems
  • Other Photoinitiating Systems
  • Cationic Photoinitiating Systems
  • Anionic Photoinitiators
  • Photoacid Generators (PAG) Systems
  • Photobase Generators (PBG) Systems
  • Role of the Experimental Conditions in the Performance of a Radical Photoinitiator
  • Reactivity and Efficiency of Radical Photoinitiators
  • Reactivity of Radicals toward Oxygen, Hydrogen Donors, Monomers, and Additives—Understanding and Discussion
  • Reactivity of Radicals—Towards the Oxidation Process
  • Conclusion