III. Heterogeneous Polymerization. Modeling of emulsion polymerization, will it ever be possible? Part 2: Determination of Basic Kinetic data over the last ten years.

A.M. Herk, van

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    Abstract

    Modeling of Emulsion polymerization processes is based on the knowledge of fundamental kinetic and thermodynamic parameters. The most important kinetic parameters are propagation and termination rate coefficients. Ten years ago a paper has been published with the title Modeling of Emulsion Polymerization, will it ever be possible?. The paper expresses serious doubts whether the different kinetic parameters will ever be available for general industrial recipes containing several monomers. In this paper the developments in the last 10 years regarding pulsed initiation polymerization (PIP) and other techniques regarding the determination of especially the kinetic parameters will be discussed. Amongst the areas where progress can be seen is the understanding of acrylate systems and water soluble monomers. New techniques like MALDI-ToF MS and time resolved electron spin resonance have strongly contributed to the area. Also the puzzling effect of chain length dependent propagation is discussed. Finally an answer will be given to the title question
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)120-132
    JournalMacromolecular Symposia
    Volume275/276
    Issue numberMicrostructural Control in Free-Radical Polymerization
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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