Macromolecular Symposia

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September 07, 2010

NEW TECHNOLOGIES: Homogeneous Polymerization: Benefits Brought by Microprocess Technologies to the Synthesis and Production of Polymers

NEW TECHNOLOGIES: Homogeneous Polymerization: Benefits Brought by Microprocess Technologies to the Synthesis and Production of Polymers

Florence Bally, Christophe A. Serra,* Volker Hessel and Georges Hadziioannou

The benefits brought by microprocesses in the homogeneous synthesis of polymers over macroscale counterparts are reviewed. This includes, among others, a higher degree of control on the molecular weight distribution, the possibility for the polymerization to be performed at its kinetic limits and under new operating conditions; not to mention the modularity which allows for the synthesis of structurally controlled block copolymers.

Macromol. React. Eng. DOI: 10.1002/mren.201000006

Other contributions to the article series on new technologies in polymer reaction engineering can be found here.

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