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

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

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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
Pages (from-to)97-98
Number of pages2
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics

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