Vazo™ Free Radical Initiators
Substituted Azonitrile Compounds
Vazo™ free radical initiators from The Chemours Company provide efficient initiation of many chemical reactions, including:
- Acrylic and vinyl polymerizations
- Additions of small molecules across olefinic double bonds
Vazo™ initiators are substituted azonitrile compounds that thermally decompose to generate two free radicals per molecule along with a mole of nitrogen gas. The rate of decomposition is first-order and is unaffected by contaminants such as metal ions, or by solvent choice.
Vazo™ initiators are used to initiate bulk, solution, suspension, and emulsion polymerizations. Chemours offers Vazo™ initiators in a variety of grades to suit specific use cases. View the full product line and applications below.