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Cure kinetics of ring-opening metathesis polymerization of dicyclopentadiene

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Title: Cure kinetics of ring-opening metathesis polymerization of dicyclopentadiene
Author(s): Kessler, Michael R.; White, Scott R.
Abstract: The cure kinetics of polydicyclopentadiene (pDCPD) prepared by ring-opening metathesis polymerization with three different concentrations of Grubbs' catalyst was examined using differential scanning calirimetry (DSC). The experimental data were used to test several different phenomenological kinetic models. The data are best modeled with a "model-free" isoconversional method. This analysis reveals that the activation energy increases significantly for degree of cure greater than 60%. Catalyst concentration is shown to have a large effect on the cure kinetics.
Issue Date: 2002-02
Publisher: Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (UIUC)
Series/Report: TAM Reports 1000
Genre: Technical ReportArticle
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0073-5264
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-03-08
Is Version Of: Published as: Michael R. Kessler and Scott R. White. Cure kinetics of ring-opening metathesis polymerization of dicyclopentadiene. Journal of Polymer Science A, Vol. 40, No. 14, p. 2373-2383 (2002). DOI: 10.1002/pola.10317. Copyright 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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    TAM technical reports include manuscripts intended for publication, theses judged to have general interest, notes prepared for short courses, symposia compiled from outstanding undergraduate projects, and reports prepared for research-sponsoring agencies.

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