Continuous process for ATRP: synthesis of homo and block copolymers
Noda, Tetsuya, Grice, Anthony J., Levere, Martin E. and Haddleton, David M.. (2007) Continuous process for ATRP: synthesis of homo and block copolymers. European Polymer Journal, Vol.43 (No.6). pp. 2321-2330. ISSN 0014-3057Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2007.03.010
Continuous ATRP of MMA was carried out in a flow tubular reactor with varying flow rate, temperature, and [monomery]/[initiator] ratios. Changing the flow rate directly relates to the reaction time. This process produces polymer continuously with the conversion increasing with decreasing flow rate. The molecular weight (relating to the flow rate) increases linearly with conversion which is also observed when the [monomery]/[initiator] ratio was changed. The effect of altering the reaction temperature was studied and the apparent activation energy of the propagation reaction of MMA in this system was calculated to be similar to 56.9 kJ mol(-1), close to the values reported previously. Preparation of diblock copolymers is also reported with varying comonomers and the conversion, and SEC results suggested that this continuous system is an excellent and facile way to have a continuous ATRP process. (c) 2007 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Chemistry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Polymer Journal|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 2321-2330|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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