Online Monitoring of Polymerizations: Current Status

Joris J. Haven, Tanja Junkers

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Polymerizations are challenging to monitor online. Next to spectrometric information, which indicates the composition, progress, and identity of polymers, other characterization methods also need to be employed for paramount monitoring. Information on molecular weight distributions and end group patterns are often indispensable for accurate process (and product) control. An overview of existing characterization methods, which can be used for online monitoring, and eventually for automating, multistep polymerizations, is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6474-6482
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Automation
  • Continuous flow
  • Copolymerization
  • Flow reactors
  • Polymerization

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