Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9981

n A contraction (and reversal) of the term “exudation-reduction.” A redox catalyst is one entering into an oxidation–reduction reaction. A polymerization initiator comprising a mixture of a peroxide and a reducing agent is called a redox initiator. Polymers formed by such reactions are sometimes called redox polymers.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA