Ceiling temperature and low-temperature polymerization

D. Heikens, H. Geelen

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    The possibility of polymerizing monomers in different phys. states is discussed in terms of the different temp. gradients of the Gibbs free energies of liquid monomer, cryst. monomer, and polymer. The coiling temp., below which polymerization is feasible, depends on the phys. state of the monomer. Crystn. generally minimizes the possibility of polymerization. Spontaneous mixing of polymer and liquid monomer, because of the free energy of mixing, leads to the replacement of the coiling temp. by specific temps. for definite monomer/polymer compns. [on SciFinder (R)]
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)591-594
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 1962


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