Macromolecular Symposia

Cover image for Vol. 344 Issue 1

September 21, 2010

SENSORS: Modeling Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization Kinetics: Bulk and Miniemulsion

SENSORS: Modeling Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization Kinetics: Bulk and Miniemulsion

Hidetaka Tobita

Polymerization kinetics of various types of controlled/living radical polymerization (CLRP) is discussed in a unified manner. On the basis a characteristic rate expression unique to CLRP, the effect of nanosized reaction locus (<100 nm) on the polymerization kinetics is clarified. The threshold particle diameter Dp, below which the polymerization rate starts to increase or decrease, can be determined quantitatively. Some of the key equations are shown in the figure.

Macromol. React. Eng. DOI: 10.1002/mren.201000029

Other contributions to the article series on sensors, process control and modeling in polymer production can be found here.

[Browse more news]

SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION