Kinetics of free radical polymerizations in reactive polymer processing

Y. J. Huang, Ly James Lee*

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A kinetic model has been developed for radical chain growth type of reactive polymer processing operations. This model incorporates considerations of the molecular diffusion that is described by a free volume theory and the basic reaction mechanism of the free‐radical chain polymerization. Experimental results from the bulk styrene polymerization and a reaction of sheet molding compound (SMC) showed good agreement with the model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1585-1593
Number of pages9
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1985


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