Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
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October 17, 2012
NEW TECHNOLOGIES: Investigating Cu(0)-Mediated Polymerizations: New Kinetic Insights Based on a Comparison of Kinetic Modeling with Experimental Data
Alexander P. Haehnel, Sven Fleischmann, Pascal Hesse, Klaus-Dieter Hungenberg, Christopher Barner-Kowollik*
The catalytic mechanism of Cu(0)-mediated polymerization is studied in detail with kinetic modeling underpinned by an experimental solvent polarity study. The density of the data points demonstrates that the commonly applied linear first-order kinetic analysis is not adequate. For some SET-LRP-specific rate coefficients, boundary values are defined that provide a well-controlled polymerization.
Macromol. React. Eng. DOI: 10.1002/mren.201200030
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