GPC studies on the cationic polymerization of cardanol initiated by borontrifluoridediethyletherate
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1990 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 41, Issue 7-8, pages 1765–1775, 1990
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Antony, R., Pillai, C. K. S. and Scariah, K. J. (1990), GPC studies on the cationic polymerization of cardanol initiated by borontrifluoridediethyletherate. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 41: 1765–1775. doi: 10.1002/app.1990.070410733
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 NOV 1989
- Manuscript Received: 12 JUL 1989
The cationic polymerization of cardanol using borontrifluoridediethyletherate as initiator has been investigated by gel permeation chromatographic techniques. The molecular weight and molecular weight distribution of the polymer at different temperatures and various initiator concentrations were studied, and the polymerization conditions have been optimized as 140°C with an initiator concentration of 1%. The reaction was found to follow first-order kinetics with respect to the monomer. The activation energy and rate constants for the system have also been evaluated. The polymer has been characterized by IR, 1H and 13C-NMR spectra.