Chapter 2. Introduction to Radical (Co)Polymerisation

  1. A. van Herk
  1. Alex van Herk

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988466.ch3

Chemistry and Technology of Emulsion Polymerisation

Chemistry and Technology of Emulsion Polymerisation

How to Cite

van Herk, A. (2005) Introduction to Radical (Co)Polymerisation, in Chemistry and Technology of Emulsion Polymerisation (ed A. van Herk), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988466.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Head of Emulsion Polymerisation Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405121132

Online ISBN: 9780470988466

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Keywords:

  • free radical polymerisation;
  • molecular mass;
  • chain reactions;
  • kinetic chain length;
  • radical copolymerisation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mechanism of free radical polymerisation

  • Rate of polymerisation and development of molecular mass distribution

  • Radical transfer reactions

  • Radical copolymerisation

  • Controlled radical polymerisation