Polímeros: Ciência e Tecnologia
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A New Approach in Copolymerization: Monte Carlo Method for the Reactivity Ratios Calculation in Copolymerization of Furfuryl Acrylate with 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate.

Román, J. San; Soto, A.; Arcís, R. W.; Peniche, C.; Monett, D.; Fuentes, G.; Zaldívar, D.

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Copolymers of furfuryl acrylate (A) with 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (H) were prepared by free radical copolymerization in DMF solution at 50°C, using 2,2'-azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN) as initiator. The reactivity ratios of both monomers were calculated according to the general copolymerization equation using the Fineman-Ross and Kelen-Tüdos linearization methods, as well as the Tidwell-Mortimer non linear leastsquares treatment and the Monte Carlo random method. The reactivity ratios obtained were rA = 0.93 and rH = 1.42. Similar results were obtained by both, the Monte Carlo and the non-linear least squares methods. The microstructure of copolymer chains based on the first order Markov statistics is described.


Reactivity ratios, copolymerization microstructure, furfuryl acrylate, 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate
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