Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 95, Issue 2, pp 427–431 | Cite as

Non-isothermal kinetics of free-radical polymerization of 2,2-dinitro-1-butyl acrylate

  • S. H. Du
  • G. Z. Zhang
  • H. H. Li
  • P. Wang
  • X. C. Wang


The free-radical bulk polymerization of 2,2-dinitro-1-butyl-acrylate (DNBA) in the presence of 2,2′-azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN) as the initiator was investigated by DSC in the non-isothermal mode. Kissinger and Ozawa methods were applied to determine the activation energy (E a) and the reaction order of free-radical polymerization. The results showed that the temperature of exothermic polymerization peaks increased with increasing the heating rate. The reaction order of non-isothermal polymerization of DNBA in the presence of AIBN is approximately 1. The average activation energy (92.91±1.88 kJ mol −1) obtained was smaller slightly than the value of E a=96.82 kJ mol−1 found with the Barrett method.


2,2-dinitro-1-butyl acrylate DSC free-radical polymerization kinetics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Du
    • 1
  • G. Z. Zhang
    • 1
  • H. H. Li
    • 1
  • P. Wang
    • 1
  • X. C. Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Chemical Engineering and the EnvironmentBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Chemical MaterialsChina Academy of Engineering PhysicsMianyangChina

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