Macromolecular Rapid Communications
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Editor-in-Chief: Kirsten Severing
Online ISSN: 1521-3927
September 25, 2012
NEW TECHNOLOGIES: Modeling of Anionic Polymerization in Flow With Coupled Variations of Concentration, Viscosity, and Diffusivity
Bruno Cortese, Timothy Noel, Mart H.J.M. de Croon, Simon Schulze, Elias Klemm, Volker Hessel*
This paper explains the reasons behind the very low polydispersity index obtained in living anionic polymerizations in microstructured reactors. From the results, it can be explained that a narrow molecular weight distribution can be obtained due to the presence of a highly segregated flow behavior in microflow.
Macromol. React. Eng. DOI: 10.1002/mren.201200027
Other contributions to the article series on new technologies in polymer reaction engineering can be found here.