Molecular Weight Distribution (Soluble and Insoluble Fraction) in Emulsion Polymerization of Acrylate Monomers by Monte Carlo Simulations

@inproceedings{Arzamendi2008MolecularWD,
  title={Molecular Weight Distribution (Soluble and Insoluble Fraction) in Emulsion Polymerization of Acrylate Monomers by Monte Carlo Simulations},
  author={G. Arzamendi and Jose Ramon Leiza},
  year={2008}
}
A Monte Carlo simulation model for the semibatch emulsion polymerization of acrylate monomers was developed. The model accounts for the complex kinetics of acrylate monomers (presence of chain-end and midchain radicals), the compartmentalization of emulsion polymerization systems and the development of the entire molecular weight distribution (MWD) as well as the branching density. It was found that the MWD produced in the semibatch process was bimodal (a sharp and extremely high Mw peak and a… CONTINUE READING

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