Title

Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics in Synthetic Polymeric Systems: Motivations and Strategies for Success

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2000

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

Two motivations for studying nonlinear chemical dynamics with polymeric systems are considered: observing new nonlinear phenomena and developing new materials because of nonlinearities in polymerization processing. Examples from frontal polymerization are given. Three strategies are considered: coupling polymerizations to nonlinear systems such as oscillating reactions, using inherent nonlinearities in polymerization reactions and investigating the effects of polydispersity on known instabilities.

Publication Title

Macromolecular Symposia

Volume

160

First Page

207

Last Page

214