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Carbocationic Polymerization
Polymer Science Faculty Research
  • Joseph Kennedy, The University of Akron
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-1982
Abstract

This article summarizes fundamental and general aspects of carbocationic polymerizations, with a historical overview and up-to-date references. Following general considerations, the basic elements of carbocationic polymerization, such as monomers, initiating systems, solvents, and temperature, are discussed. Special attention is given to carbocation stability and monomer nucleophilicity, and dynamic interactions. The section on the kinetics of carbocationic polymerization presents current understanding of the elementary reactions—initiation, propagation, termination, and transfer reactions, and copolymerization. Controlled (living) carbocationic polymerization is discussed in a separate section. Finally, industrial carbocationic polymerizations are reviewed.

Citation Information
Joseph Kennedy. "Carbocationic Polymerization" (1982)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joseph_kennedy/2/