Monitoring Polymerization Reactions: From Fundamentals to Applications

Monitoring Polymerization Reactions: From Fundamentals to Applications

Editor(s): Wayne F. Reed, Alina M. Alb

Published Online: 10 JAN 2014 09:36PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470917381

Online ISBN: 9781118733813

DOI: 10.1002/9781118733813

About this Book

Offers new strategies to optimize polymer reactions

With contributions from leading macromolecular scientists and engineers, this book provides a practical guide to polymerization monitoring. It enables laboratory researchers to optimize polymer reactions by providing them with a better understanding of the underlying reaction kinetics and mechanisms. Moreover, it opens the door to improved industrial-scale reactions, including enhanced product quality and reduced harmful emissions.

Monitoring Polymerization Reactions begins with a review of the basic elements of polymer reactions and their kinetics, including an overview of stimuli-responsive polymers. Next, it explains why certain polymer and reaction characteristics need to be monitored. The book then explores a variety of practical topics, including:

  • Principles and applications of important polymer characterization tools, such as light scattering, gel permeation chromatography, calorimetry, rheology, and spectroscopy
  • Automatic continuous online monitoring of polymerization (ACOMP) reactions, a flexible platform that enables characterization tools to be employed simultaneously during reactions in order to obtain a complete record of multiple reaction features
  • Modeling of polymerization reactions and numerical approaches
  • Applications that optimize the manufacture of industrially important polymers

Throughout the book, the authors provide step-by-step strategies for implementation. In addition, ample use of case studies helps readers understand the benefits of various monitoring strategies and approaches, enabling them to choose the best one to match their needs.

As new stimuli-responsive and "intelligent" polymers continue to be developed, the ability to monitor reactions will become increasingly important. With this book as their guide, polymer scientists and engineers can take full advantage of the latest monitoring strategies to optimize reactions in both the lab and the manufacturing plant.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Overview of Polymerization Reactions and Kinetics

    1. Chapter 2

      Overview of Controlled/Living polymerization Methods of Vinyl Monomers (pages 29–44)

      Robert T. Mathers, Andrew J. D. Magenau, Kristin Schröder and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

    1. Chapter 4

      Reactions in Heterogeneous Media (pages 59–77)

      Radmila Tomovska, José C. de la Cal and José M. Asua

  2. Part 2: Polymerization Characterization and Monitoring Methods

    1. Chapter 6

      Infrared (MIR, NIR), Raman, and Other Spectroscopic Methods (pages 107–134)

      Alexandre F. Santos, Fabricio M. Silva, Marcelo K. Lenzi and José C. Pinto

  3. Part 3: Automatic Continuous Online Monitoring of Polymerization Reactions

    1. Chapter 14

      Cognate Techniques to ACOMP (pages 295–312)

      Michael F. Drenski, Alina M. Alb, and Wayne F. Reed

  4. Part 4: Reactor Control and Design - Batch, Semi-Batch, and Continuous Reactors

  5. Part 5: Industrial Applications

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