Kinetic Modeling of Non-Linear Polymerization Academic Article Conference Paper uri icon


  • FCT European Community
  • Recent developments of a method based upon population balances of generating functions of polymer chain length distributions (CLD) are presented. The calculation of the CLD and how to take into account chain length dependent reactivity are discussed. Prediction of polymer properties is also possible but only easily done for the average molecular radius of gyration; some results are presented for a radical polymerization including transfer to polymer and propagation with terminal double bonds.

publication date

  • November 1, 2006