Table of Contents
Research Letters in Organic Chemistry
Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 404936, 5 pages
Research Letter

Dynamical Model to Describe the Interactions between the Chemical Components in Environment of Photopolymerization of MMA by Dye/Amine Systems

Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UniVap), Avenida Shishima Hifumi 2991, Urbanova, CEP 12244-000 São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil

Received 24 June 2008; Accepted 12 August 2008

Academic Editor: Daniel Little

Copyright © 2008 Marcio Magini and Máira R. Rodrigues. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This work discusses the model that explains the aspects of photopolymerization of methyl methacrylate initiated by dye/amine systems. This model is based on a simulation that uses differential equations. A similar model following the hypothesis presented here was used with success in a preliminary work, by Magini and Rodrigues (2005), to describe the cationic photopolymerization of THF in the presence of sensitizers/sulfonium salt systems. Using the same structure was possible to generate a straight correlation between experimental and theoretical results for this system, free radically initiated, opening an important theoretical understanding about the photopolymerization systems and their chemical relations during the reaction.