Critical Properties in Free-radical Crosslinking Polymerization

Authors: Oğuz OKAY

Abstract: Molecular weight developments in free-radical crosslinking copolymerization of vinyl and divinyl monomers were studied. A kinetic model developed recently was used for this purpose. The model predictions were compared to the experimental data reported previously. Agreement of the kinetic theory with experiments is satisfactory. The inappropriateness of the classical exponent \gamma is pointed out. This is due to the conversion dependent kinetics of free-radical polymerization reactions.