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Monitoring Polymerization in Microfludic Flow Channels Using Spectroscopy Methods

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Author(s)

Anthony J. Bur, Zuzanna T. Cygan, Kathryn L. Beers, Susan E. Barnes

Abstract

A micro-fluidic device, designed as a high throughput system for characterizing polymerizations over a range of solvent, monomer, initiator and temperature conditions, was instrumented with a fluorescence spectrometer. A fluorescent dye, incorporated into the monomer at very low concentration, was used as a molecular viscosity probe to monitor changes in viscosity during the polymerization of acrylic polymers. The measurement provides information about the extent of polymerization.
Proceedings Title
Society of Plastics Engineers | Annual Technical Meeting | Proceedings
Conference Dates
May 1, 2005
Conference Location
Undefined
Conference Title
Society of Plastics Engineers

Keywords

acrylic polymerization, combinatorial methods, fluorescence, microfluidic device

Citation

Bur, A. , Cygan, Z. , Beers, K. and Barnes, S. (2008), Monitoring Polymerization in Microfludic Flow Channels Using Spectroscopy Methods, Society of Plastics Engineers | Annual Technical Meeting | Proceedings, Undefined (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created October 16, 2008