Polymerization and Polymer Modification Reactions in Near and Supercritical Fluids

  • E. Kiran
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NSSE, volume 366)


Polymerization is the process of converting moeomer(s) to long chain molecules. It is a basic process to produce materials with “microstructural” features. The microstractural consequences of polymerization are reflected in the molecular weight, molecular weight distribution, chain end groups, repeat unit orientation and chain regularity (as in tacticity), monomer sequence distributions (as in copolymers), branching, or crosslinking. The chain microstructure influences the ultimate properties of polymers that find ever increasing use in our everyday life.


Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization High Density Polyethylene Supercritical Fluid Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Dispersion Polymerization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Kiran
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of MaineOronoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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