The multiple-component initiator technique for constant-rate free-radical homopolymerization

Chuh Yung Chen, Chin Shen Chen, Jen Feng Kuo

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Abstract

The multiple initiator method of controlling polymerization at a prescribed rate is studied. A correlation of the auto-acceleration function with the kind and concentration of the initiator is assumed. The equations for the determination of the kind and concentration of the initiator to control polymerization at a constant rate are then derived. Bulk polymerization of methyl methacrylate is chosen for verification. Using the method proposed and binary initiator systems, we determine several sets of initiator pairs and their concentrations for polymerization of methyl methacrylate at rates of 0.1 and 0.2 h-1 for various reaction temperatures. The results indicate that the polymerization rates obtained with the given initiator pairs and concentrations are what we have prescribed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1396-1402
Number of pages7
Journalpolymer
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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