Estimation of Activation Energy for the Free Radical Polymerization by Using Isoconversional Analysis

등전환 분석(Isoconversional Analysis)를 이용한 자유라디칼 중합의 활성화 에너지 계산

  • Chung, I. (Department of Applied Chemical Engineering, Mokwon University)
  • 정익수 (목원대학교 응용화학공학과)
  • Published : 2004.12.31


In this paper, the simple way to evaluate the value of the activation energy for the overall rate of free radical polymerization by using DSC thermograms was studied using free radical polymerization or butylacrylate as a model. Activation ehergies were determined at heating rates of 1, 2, 5, and $10^{\circ}C/min$ by applying the multiple scanning-rate methods of Kissinger, Osawa, and half-width methods as well as the single rate method of Barrett. The value of the overall activation energy measured was closely matched with the values calculated from individual data. This work also demonstrated that the use of the isoconversional method was a simple and effective way to estimate the activation energy for the overall free radical polymerization.


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