A new model for estimating reactivity ratios using the integrated copolymerization equation is presented. The model is a general nonlinear least squares method taking the error in both monomer conversion and monomer fraction into account by a relation between these two variables. Simulations show that the model is able to predict reactivity ratios successfully. Special attention is given to experimental design, i.e., at which initial monomer feed ratios the experiments should be performed in order to obtain reliable values for the reactivity ratios.
|Journal||Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|