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The Journal of Chemical Physics
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We report the first observation of eliminative cationic polymerization within van der Waals (vdW) clusters following electron impact ionization at pressures of 10−8 Torr. The elimination reactions of C2H3Cl+ within the clusters terminate after three successive steps, each involving elimination of HCl or Cl. The results provide a mechanism for the early stages of gas phase cationic polymerization of vinyl chloride and demonstrate the feasibility of using vdW clusters as a means of studying gas phase cationic polymerization.
El-Shall, M. S., and Schriver, K. E. Observation of eliminative cationic polymerization within van der Waals clusters. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 95, 3001 (1991). Copyright © 1991 American Institute of Physics.
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