Propagation and termination rate coefficients in N-vinylcarbazole free radical polymerization obtained via 440 nm pulsed laser and online 1H NMR kinetic experiments

Ming Yin, Thomas P. Davis, Johan P.A. Heuts, Christopher Barner-Kowollik

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Propagation rate coefficients, kp, of N-vinylcarbazole in solution have been determined via visible light pulsed-laser polymerization over a wide temperature range (EA = 25.3 ± 5 kJ · mol-1, A = 1.0 × 108 L · mol-1 · s-1). The kp data set was used to deduce (average) termination rate coefficients via 1H NMR spectroscopic kinetic experiments and the corresponding Arrhenius parameters(EA = -8.5 kJ · mol-1 ± 8 kJ · mol-1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-412
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Free radical polymerization
  • Kinetics (polym.)
  • Propagation rate coefficients
  • Termination rate coefficients

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