A fast method to compute the MSD and MWD of polymer populations formed by step-growth polymerization of polyfunctional monomers bearing A and B coreactive groups

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Abstract

For step-growth polymer systems of general type "AfiBgi", a fast method is derived to compute the MSD and the MWD. The figure shows the full MWD curves of system "A1B1¿+¿B1¿+¿A2¿+¿B3" with pA[gel]¿=¿0.969877 at pA¿=¿0.964, 0.967, 0.969. Blue: calculated using recurrence scheme. Red: calculated using analytic approximation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-564
JournalMacromolecular Theory and Simulations
Volume21
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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