Kinetic approach to modeling the radical polymerization of styrene in the presence dibenzyl trithiocarbonate
A mathematical model of the kinetics of the radical polymerization of styrene in the presence of dibenzyl trithiocarbonate by the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer mechanism with cross-termination of radicals and intermediates and quadratic termination of intermediates is developed. The adequacy of the polymerization mechanism underlying the model and the related mathematical formalism are tested by comparing the calculated and measured values of the average molecular-weight characteristics of resulting polystyrene.
Keywordsmathematical model reversible chain transfer cross-termination of intermediates polystyrene
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