Title

The Effect of a Trithiol and Inorganic Fillers on the Photo-Induced Thermal Frontal Polymerization of a Triacrylate

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-15-2008

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

Thermal frontal polymerization is a process in which a localized reaction propagates through an unstirred system by the coupling of the thermal diffusion and the Arrhenius kinetics of an exothermic polymerization. A trithiol was found to affect the front velocity and the time for inducing a front upon exposure to UV light for trimethylolpropane triacrylate polymerization fronts with either kaolin or calcium carbonate filler present. The addition of trithiol and filler both decreased the front velocity. (C) 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem 46: 8091-8096, 2008

Publication Title

Journal of Polymer Science Part-A Polymer Chemistry

Volume

46

Issue

24

First Page

8091

Last Page

8096