Pulse radiolysis studies on poly(n-vinylcarbazole) cation

Masakazu Washio, Seiichi Tagawa, Yoneho Tabata

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Formation processes of poly(N-vinylcarbazole) cation (PVCZ+) and its reactivity were studied by a pulse radiolysis technique. In the formation of PVCZ+, the charge transfer from a solvent or additive cation radical plays an important role. Once formed, the PVCZ+ is stabilized. This stabilization makes the ion recombination reaction rate smaller by a factor of about 5 compared with the monomer cation. The cation scavenging reaction is also affected by this stabilization, and PVCZ+ is only scavenged by certain compounds of appreciably low ionization potential (for example; N, N, N′, N′-tetramethylbenzidine). The rate constant for the scavenging reaction was estimated to be about 3×109 M−1 s−1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-938
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1981 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Poly(iv-vinylcarbazole) cation
  • Pulse radiolysis
  • Stabilization of polymer cation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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