Modeling and experimental studies of the solid state polymerization of polycarbonate facilitated by supercritical carbon dioxide

Michael D. Goodner, Stephen M. Gross, Joseph M. DeSimone, George W. Roberts, Douglas J. Kiserow

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Abstract

A model for the melt phase polycondensation kinetics of polycarbonate is developed and applied to the solid-state polymerization of an individual spherical particle. The model includes the diffusion of phenol in the particle and tracks the evolution of the molecular weight as a function of both the process conditions and the properties of the system. The experiments examine the emerging areas of polymer processing using supercritical CO2, including the solvent-induced crystallization and the use of CO2 as the sweep fluid in the solid-state polymerization process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-98
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Volume40
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 ACS Anaheim Meeting - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 21 1999Mar 25 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics

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