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September 21, 2010
SENSORS: Modeling Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization Kinetics: Bulk and Miniemulsion
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
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