Medium Effects on the Polymerization Efficiency of a Cholesteryl-Bearing Methacrylate Monomer
Polymers and High Performance Materials
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.
Hoyle, C. E.,
(1993). Medium Effects on the Polymerization Efficiency of a Cholesteryl-Bearing Methacrylate Monomer. Macromolecules, 26(4), 758-763.
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