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Vinylpyridines (Up one level)
4-Vinylpyridine is a reactive monomer and once polymerized the nitrogen is more exposed/accessible than with its counterpart, 2-Vinylpyridine. It can be copolymerized with many other monomers, in particular cationic monomers, such as acrylamide, acrylates, and also with other vinyl-based monomers (e.g. styrene). The benefit of the addition of a 6-membered heterocyclic moiety is the increased Van der Waals forces which impart better electrostatic forces to the finished polymer, improving adhesion.
Vinylpyridines also have broad applicability as demulsifiers for oil and gas and separations technology.