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H. Galina, J. B. Lechowicz

A Monte Carlo model of hyperbranched polymerization.

RAPID COMMUNICATION

Polimery 2001, No 11-12, 840


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2001.840


Summary

A Monte Carlo computer model of is described for hyperbranched polymerization involving AB2 monomers. The structure of algorithm used in the model and selected results of its application are presented. The results are compared with those obtained by using an analytical kinetic model. For analogous polymerization systems, the two models were found to yield identical molecular parameters, viz., the average degrees of polymerization as the degree of conversion was varied, and polydispersity index for the reacting systems involving different substitution effects.


Keywords: Monte Carlo modeling, hyperbranched polymers, size distribution, polymerization degree

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A Monte Carlo model of hyperbranched polymerization. RAPID COMMUNICATION