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Modeling the solvent effect on the tacticity in the free radical polymerisation of methyl methacrylate

Degirmenci, Isa; Eren, Sukru; Aviyente, Viktorya; De Sterck, Bart; Hemelsoet, Karen; van Speybroeck, Veronique; Waroquier, Michel


The control of stereochemistry in the free radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) is important because the physical properties of PMMA are often significantly affected by the main-chain tacticity. In this study, the role of the solvent on the tacticity of MMA polymerization has been investigated by considering the propagation rate constants for the syndiotactic and isotactic free radical polymerization of MMA in vacuum, in methanol (CH3OH), and in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Macromolecules
DOI: 10.1021/ma100608g


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