Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Fundamental Aspects of Measuring Copolymerization Reactivity Ratios Using Real-time Ftir Monitoring

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2006

Abstract

Real-time FTIR is a powerful tool to obtain copolymerization reactivity ratios because it allows simultaneous monitoring of individual monomer consumption rates. Based on the Mayo-Lewis equation we showed that in reactivity ratios can be defined as the ratios of apparent rate constants of monomer consumption. The validity and limitations on this new method are discussed in the isobutylene-isoprene and isobutylene-styrene carbocationic copolymerization systems.

Publication Title

Macromolecular Symposia

Volume

243

Issue

1

First Page

46

Last Page

52