A novel method based on steady state fluorescence measurements is introduced for measuring the activation energy of the number average degree of polymerization (NADP). Pyrene (Py) was used as a fluorescence probe for real time monitoring of free-radical polymerization (FRP) of methyl methacrylate (MMA). In situ FRP experiments were performed at various temperatures. Positive activation energy for NADP was measured and found to be 9.2 kcal/mol.
PEKCAN, ÖNDER and YILMAZ, YAŞAR (1999) "Determination of Activation Energy for the Number Average Degree of Polymerization Using the Fluorescence Method," Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 23: No. 2, Article 12. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol23/iss2/12