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J. B. Lechowicz, P. Polanowski, H. Galina

Random homopolymerization of an AB2 monomer as studied by Monte Carlo methods

(in English)

Polimery 2010, No 6, 435


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2010.435

Summary

Monte Carlo simulations were carried out to model the molecular size distribution in a hyperbranched polymerization involving a monomer of AB2 type, where A and B were functional groups reacting with each other only. Three approaches were tested: the off-lattice percolation, classical percolations on square or cubic lattices with adjustable reaction range, and the dynamic lattice liquid (DLL) simulation. The latter was used also to investigate dependence of the average radii of gyration of hyperbranched macromolecules on the conversion.


Key words: AB2 monomers, hyperbranched homopolymerization, Monte Carlo simulations


e-mail: hgal@prz.edu.pl


B. Lechowicz, P. Polanowski, H. Galina

Random homopolymerization of an AB2 monomer as studied by Monte Carlo methods (in English)