Effect of initiation on atom transfer radical copolymerization

B. Klumperman, G. Chambard

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Based on published results it is obvious that apparent reactivity ratios in atom transfer radical copolymn. (ATRcP) differ slightly, but significantly from those in the free radical copolymn. (FRcP). With the aid of simulations and dedicated expts. we were able to assign these differences to differences in rate of primary radical addn. to the two comonomers in ATRcP.At the onset of polymn. there may be large fluctuations in propagating radical ratio when ATRcP is carried out. The result of this phenomenon on the detn. of reactivity ratio is discussed, and an alternative method for the exptl. assessment of reactivity ratios is proposed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstracts of Papers, 224th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, United States, August 18-22, 2002
Place of PublicationWashington, D. C
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event224th ACS National Meeting - Boston, United States
Duration: 18 Aug 200222 Aug 2002


Conference224th ACS National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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