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In Situ Raman Monitoring of Ring-Opening Copolymerizations

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Author(s)

Matthew T. Hunley, Santanu S. Kundu, Peter M. Johnson, Kathryn Beers

Abstract

Recent advances in enzyme, metal, and organic catalysts have enabled the development of advanced functional polymers from cyclic ester and cyclic carbonate monomers. In this work, we present an in situ technique to monitor ring-opening polymerization using an external Raman probe. Raman spectroscopy allows us to quantitatively determine the concentration of multiple monomers over the course of a reaction and estimate reactivity ratios. This technique can be used to rapidly screen a wide range of reaction conditions and monomers to elucidate their effects on the reaction kinetics and copolymerization behavior.
Proceedings Title
243rd ACS National Meeting, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering: PMSE Preprints
Conference Dates
March 25-29, 2012
Conference Location
San Diego, CA, US
Conference Title
241st ACS National Meeting, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering

Citation

Hunley, M. , Kundu, S. , Johnson, P. and Beers, K. (2012), In Situ Raman Monitoring of Ring-Opening Copolymerizations, 243rd ACS National Meeting, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering: PMSE Preprints, San Diego, CA, US (Accessed May 30, 2024)

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Created March 24, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021