American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry

Kinetics and reactivities in radical copolymerization of maleic anhydride and norbornenes


An in situ nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) monitoring, and the application of mercury method to the copolymerization of maleic anhydride and norbornene derivatives is presented. NMR spectral data were processed for quantitative analysis by integration. Integration of the whole resonance range and the dioxane peak remained constant throughout the kinetics run, confirming the quantitative nature of the measurements.