Title

MEDIUM EFFECTS ON THE POLYMERIZATION EFFICIENCY OF A CHOLESTERYL-BEARING METHACRYLATE MONOMER

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-15-1993

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

Photopolymerization of a cholesteryl-containing liquid crystalline methacrylate monomer with both a steady-state lamp and a pulsed laser has been followed by using a specially designed DSC exotherm unit The polymerization kinetics are affected by changes in the medium occurring during the polymerization process. Photopolymerization of the liquid crystalline monomer in the hot stage of an optical microscope gives results which correlate with the photopolymerization in the DSC exotherm unit.

Publication Title

MACROMOLECULES

Volume

26

Issue

4

First Page

758

Last Page

763