Does the Flory-Schulz assumption of equal reactivity of functional groups apply to ε-caprolactam polymerizates? Remarks to the paper of H. YUMOTO N. OGATA

D. Heikens, P.H. Hermans

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    Abstract

    The critical comments of H. YUMOTO and N. OGATA1 on a previous paper from this laboratory2, in which experimental evidence was given that the FLORY-SCHULZ assumption of equal reactivity is applicable to Nylon 6 equilibrium Polymers, are rejected.

    It is shown that there is no question of a discrepancy between the results of the two laboratories.

    The deviations found by the Japanese authors apply to extremely high water contents and very low degree of polymerisation (P̄n between 1.3 and 6). They have no bearing on the range of P̄n between 14 and 60 for which our results were claimed and may even be well in accord with an extrapolation of the latter.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)246-249
    Number of pages4
    JournalMakromolekulare Chemie
    Volume28
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1958

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