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Title:THE THERMAL SELF-POLYMERIZATION OF METHYL METHACRYLATE - ROTATIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE METHYL METHACRYLATE DIMER (IT'S NOT A COMPLEX!)
Author(s):Herbers, Sven
Contributor(s):Becker, Jörg August; Grabow, Jens-Uwe; Kuper, Henning; Lengsfeld, Kevin G.; Obenchain, Daniel A.
Subject(s):Large amplitude motions, internal rotation
Abstract:\vspace{-1in} \begin{wrapfigure}[0]{r}{430pt} \includegraphics[scale=0.5]{verybright66.eps} \end{wrapfigure} \vspace{1in} Structural data from microwave spectra of monomers and oligomers of the methyl methacrylate system compared to theoretical predictions allows for accurate predictions of the structure and physical properties of higher oligomers or even polymers. The idea behind this project is to start with small building blocks and to successively increase the size of the oligomers in order to obtain more and more accurate predictions. Following the previous analysis of the monomer, this contribution focuses on the dimer of methyl methacrylate.\newline In the dimer phase of methyl methacrylate, which was subjected to a thermal self-polymerization process, the linear methyl methacrylate dimer was identified by means of rotational spectroscopy. The analysis was performed using the coaxially oriented beam-resonator arrangement Fourier-transform microwave (COBRA-FTMW) spectrometer. The dimer comprises three methyl rotors. Coupling of the methyl internal rotation to the overall rotation causes a complicated, challenging splitting of the rotational spectrum. The fact that only the two methoxymethyl groups contributed resolvable \mbox{($>$5kHz)} splittings simplified the spectrum a little and a fit of molecular parameters to the experimental data was achieved with experimental accuracy utilizing the program XIAM. \vspace{.5in} \mbox{}
Issue Date:06/19/18
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Citation Info:APS
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/100821
DOI:10.15278/isms.2018.TK01
Other Identifier(s):TK01
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-08-17
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