Estimating Kinetic Parameters for the Spontaneous Polymerization of Glycidol at Elevated Temperatures (pages 470–481)
Maximilian E. R. Weiss, Florian Paulus, Dirk Steinhilber, Anatoly N. Nikitin, Rainer Haag and Christof Schütte
Article first published online: 13 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mats.201200003
The spontaneous polymerization of glycidol is an important side reaction in the synthesis of hyperbranched polyglycerol at elevated temperatures. Evidence is reported that indicates the importance of thermally induced ring-opening reactions in the polymerization of glycidol. The software PREDICI is used to estimate Arrhenius parameters for rate coefficients of thermal ring-opening reactions based on experiments conducted at different temperatures.