At present, three-dimensional free-radical polymerization (TFRP) is a special ?eld of radical polymerization. TFRP is characterized by speci?c kinetic regularities and mechanisms of processes for the formation of cross-linked or hyper-branched po- mers, and they are different from the kinetics and mechanism of classical radical polymerization. The fundamental studies of kinetics and mechanism of TFRP with formation of cross-linked polymers have been carried out in three stages. The ?rst stage lasted from 1960 until 1983, and the main mechanisms of TFRP of oligo(acrylates) were established during this stage [1-3]. Condensation telomerization, being a universal oligo(acrylate) synthesis procedure, allows us to vary certain molecular parameters, such as length and ?exibility of oligomeric blocks, number and type of reactive groups (methacrylic or acrylic groups), and chemical nature of atomic groups of an oligomeric block, which represent the centers of strong intermolecular interactions.
For this reason, oligo(acrylates) were very convenient compounds for establi- ing the main kinetic regularities of TFRP and regularities of formation of polymer three-dimensional cross-linkedstructures,according totheso-calledmicrohetero- neous mechanism (G.V. Korolev, 1977), at the topological and morphological levels.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 900 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
From the reviews:
"This monograph provides useful insight into the mechanism and kinetic effects on the free-radical formation of cross-linked and hyperbranched vinyl polymers ... . this is a highly focused reference book that should be included in the libraries of scientists working with such materials for insightful analysis as well as comparison with other literature." (Lon Jay Mathias, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 131 (47), 2009)