Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Real-time Ftir Monitoring of the Carbocationic Copolymerization of Isobutylene with Styrene

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2006

Abstract

The carbocationic copolymerization of isobutylene (IB) and styrene (St) was investigated using real time FTIR monitoring. Depending on the concentration of the individual monomers, and their ratio in the feed, initial rapid monomer consumption was observed. Instantaneous reactivity ratios (rIB(inst) and rSt(inst)) obtained from apparent rate constants of monomer consumption strongly depended on concentration.

Publication Title

Macromolecular Symposia

Volume

240

Issue

1

First Page

18

Last Page

22