Macromolecular Reaction Engineering

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Editor-in-Chief: Kirsten Severing, Editor: Stefan Spiegel

Online ISSN: 1862-8338

Associated Title(s): Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Macromolecular Theory and Simulations

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  1. Modular, Flexible, and Continuous Plant for Radical Polymerization in Aqueous Solution

    Daniel Kohlmann, Marie-Claire Chevrel, Sandrine Hoppe, Dimitrios Meimaroglou, David Chapron, Patrice Bourson, Christian Schwede, Wolfgang Loth, Achim Stammer, James Wilson, Patrick Ferlin, Laurent Falk, Sebastian Engell and Alain Durand

    Version of Record online: 28 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201500079

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    A continuous and flexible pilot-scale plant is designed for the production of acrylic acid homo- and copolymer in aqueous solution. On the basis of previous experimental lab-scale studies the plant is built and equipped with Raman probes for monitoring the consumption of monomers. Demonstration experiments are carried out and results are satisfactorily depicted by theoretical calculations.

  2. A Comprehensive Review on Controlled Synthesis of Long-Chain-Branched Polyolefins: Part 2, Multiple Catalyst Systems and Prepolymer Modification

    Weifeng Liu, Pingwei Liu, Wen-Jun Wang, Bo-Geng Li and Shiping Zhu

    Version of Record online: 26 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201500054

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    The literatures pertinent to controlled synthesis of long-chain-branched polyolefins through two-step processes with two or more catalysts are summarized and discussed. The two-step processes can be implemented either in single-reactor systems or in two-reactor setups.

  3. State-of-the-Art and Progress in Method of Moments for the Model-Based Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization

    Yin-Ning Zhou and Zheng-Hong Luo

    Version of Record online: 13 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201500080

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    There are numerous literatures on the kinetic and reactor models for reversible-deactivation radical polymerization (RDRP) processes, which show the accessibility on polymerization kinetics insight, process optimization, and controlling over chain microstructure. This work highlights the facility of the method of moments in the modeling field and presents a summary of the present state-of-the-art and future perspectives focusing on the model-based RDRP processes based on the method of moments. Summary on the current status and challenges is discussed briefly.

  4. Dispersion Photopolymerization of Acrylated Oligomers Using a Flexible Continuous Reactor

    Patrice Roose, Michel Berlier, Roberto Lazzaroni and Philippe Leclère

    Version of Record online: 6 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201500078

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    A flexible continuous photoreactor is introduced for the preparation of crosslinked colloids using dispersion photopolymerization. The performance of the reactor is established as functional conversion per particle following a detailed light scattering and infrared analysis. Crosslinked particles are visualized by peak force tapping atomic force microscopy.

  5. Operation of Flexible Multiproduct Modular Continuous Polymerization Plants

    Christian Schoppmeyer, Henry Vermue, Subanatarajan Subbiah, Daniel Kohlmann, Patrick Ferlin and Sebastian Engell

    Version of Record online: 6 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201500044

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    The operation of modular flexible continuous polymerization plants is investigated for an industrial defined benchmark problem with two production lines with modules that can be physically moved. The campaign planning problem is solved, minimizing the cost of cleaning and waste production.