Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1983, 48, 2656-2665

Kinetics of the radical copolymerization of styrene and 2-methoxyethyl methacrylate

Jaroslav Stejskal, Dagmar Straková, Ondřej Procházka and Pavel Kratochvíl

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 162 06 Prague 6


Twenty low-conversion statistical copolymers of styrene and 2-methoxyethyl methacrylate with various composition were prepared. The dependence of the copolymer composition, molecular weight, initiation efficiency and other parameters on the composition of the monomer mixture is discussed. Kinetic data are correlated by means of various models of the copolymerization kinetics. The best fit with experimental data is provided by a diffusion-controlled termination model, especially its dyad variant suggested in this study.