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Nonpolymerization Uses

Vazo™ free radical sources initiate the addition of compounds such as chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, thiols, and phosphines across double bonds.

Vazo™ reacts with unsaturated compounds in equimolar amounts to give monomers and oligomers, which contain two Vazo™-derived groups. These dinitriles can be further converted to amides, amines, or acids.

Vazo™ free radical sources initiate halogenations as well as the air oxidation of aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons, acrylonitrile, methyl methacrylate, and vinyl acetate. Vazo™ free radical sources release nitrogen gas when used, which can be used as a blowing agent.