Reactivity in Conventional Radical Polymerisation
University of Sussex, BRIGHTON Brighton, Sussex, U.K.
The best-known procedure for predicting monomer reactivity ratios in binary radical polymerisation is the so-called Q-e Scheme, which was advanced over 50 years ago. This had an unsound theoretical basis and provided results of low accuracy. The present paper describes the application of the Patterns of Reactivity Scheme, which draws exclusively on experimental data (reactivity ratios) for its raw material, and which provides far more satisfactory results.
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