VAZO 67 | 2,2’-Azodi(2-methylbutyronitrile)
High Solubility; Predicable Polymerization Initiator
Vazo 67 radical initiator, also known as AMBN 2,2’-Azodi(2-methylbutyronitrile), is a free radical source (FRS) typically used as a polymerization initiator. Vazo 67 has similar thermal characteristics to Vazo 64, with the advantages of a safer decomposition product and higher solubility in a broader range of organic solvents. Can be used as a drop-in for AIBN initiator and it will decomposes to generate free radicals and nitrogen gas. More cost-effective than organic peroxides of comparable activity, its relatively low molecular weight allows it to be one of the most cost effective options. Benefits include:
- Highest solubility in solvents or monomers
- Does not compete in costly sides reactions
- Head-to-Tail polymerization: Low Polydispersity
- Unaffected by heavy metals, contamination, additives etc
- Can polymerize oxidation susceptible compound
VAZO 67 Radical Initiator
All the grades are Vazo radical azo Initiators are essentially insoluble in water, sparingly soluble in aliphatic hydrocarbons, and soluble in functionalized organic compounds and aromatic hydrocarbons. Vazo 67 radical initiator is significantly more soluble in organic solvents and monomers than the other grades. Caution must be used in the handling of highly concentrated solutions to avoid a self-accelerating decomposition.
Solvent-Soluble Vazo™ free radical sources offer a number of advantages over organic peroxides.
More stable than most peroxides, so can be stored under milder conditions and are not shock-sensitive.
Decompose with first-order kinetics; not sensitive to metals, acids, and bases; not susceptible to radical-induced decompositions. This makes Vazo™ free radical sources more efficient and predictable than other free radical sources.
Produce less energetic radicals than peroxides, so there is less branching and cross-linking.
Are weak oxidizing agents, which lets them be used to polymerize unsaturated amines, mercaptans, and aldehydes without affecting pigments and dyes.
Are available in four grades to use over a wide temperature range.
For safety, the maximum storage temperatures are as follows: Vazo™ 52 (10°C [50°F]); Vazo™ 64 and Vazo™ 67 (24°C [75°F]); Vazo™ 88 (35°C [95°F]);
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