End-growth/evaporation living polymerization kinetics revisited.

@article{Semenov2011EndgrowthevaporationLP,
  title={End-growth/evaporation living polymerization kinetics revisited.},
  author={A N Semenov and Irina A Nyrkova},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={134 11},
  pages={114902}
}
End-growth/evaporation kinetics in living polymer systems with "association-ready" free unimers (no initiator) is considered theoretically. The study is focused on the systems with long chains (typical aggregation number N ≫ 1) at long times. A closed system of continuous equations is derived and is applied to study the kinetics of the chain length distribution (CLD) following a jump of a parameter (T-jump) inducing a change of the equilibrium mean chain length from N(0) to N. The continuous… CONTINUE READING