Baruah, Shashi D. and Sarmah, Diganta and Laskar, Narayan C. (2011) Copolymers of bulky fumarate: synthesis and their properties. J Polymer Research, 18. pp. 225-233.

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The free radical copolymerization of di-n-docosyl fumarate with vinyl acetate and n-alkyl (meth)acrylates was carried out in toluene at 70°C using benzoyl peroxide as an initiator. 1H NMR and carbon analysis was used to determine the copolymer compositions. Monomer reactivity ratios for high conversion polymerization were calculated by Fineman-Ross, Kelen-Tüdös and conversion extension Kelen-Tüdös methods. Gel permeation chromatography was used to determine the molecular weights and polydispersity indexes. In order to determine the stability of polymers against thermal degradation, the kinetics and mechanism of the thermal degradation of copolymers were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis techniques. The energy of activation of the degradation process was determined by several thermogravimetric analysis models.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Copolymers,bulky fumarate
Subjects: Chemistry > Polymer Technology
Depositing User: Dr. PK Barooah
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2011 05:37
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2011 05:37

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