Impact of dilution on the rate constant of termination 〈k t 〉 in nitroxide-mediated polymerization

Céline Chevalier, Olivier Guerret, Yves Gnanou*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

5 Scopus citations


The variation of viscosity with conversion was determined for a series of five experiments carried out at 120°C and different dilutions. Styrene was the monomer chosen for this study and MONAMS, a monoalkoxyamine based on N-tert-butyl-N-(1-diethylphosphono-2,2-dimethylpropyl)-N-oxyl (SG1), served as initiator. Unexpectedly, the rate constant of termination 〈k t 〉 was found to vary with the initial dilution of the medium, but to remain unchanged with the viscosity build-up induced by monomer conversion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization
EditorsKrzysztof Matyjaszewski
Number of pages14
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Impact of dilution on the rate constant of termination 〈k <sub>t</sub> 〉 in nitroxide-mediated polymerization'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this