Asked Dec 31, 2019

Draw a stepwise mechanism for the conversion of acrylonitrile (CH2 = CHC ≡ N) to polyacrylonitrile, –[CH2CHC ≡ N]n–, using butyllithium (BuLi) as the initiator and CO2 as the electrophile to terminate the chain.


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