Accession Number : AD0787531

Title :   Radiation Effects in Crosslinking in Polymeric Systems.

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 10, 1 Oct 68-31 Jul 74 (Final),

Corporate Author : RICHMOND COLL STATEN ISLAND N Y

Personal Author(s) : Odian,George

Report Date : 24 SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The paper outlines research findings on a project involving the elucidation of the process of radiation-induced graft polymerization of monomer to polymer. The quantitative interrelationships of the initiation rate, the k(p)/(k(+) to the 1/2 power) ratio for the monomer, the equilibrium solubility of the monomer in the polymer, the polymer film thickness, the reaction time, and the diffusivity of the monomer in the polymer were investigated. Work on the project has given a mathematic analysis of the grafting reaction and its exact dependence on these factors. Equations show quantitatively how the various parameters in any grafting system interact to lead to diffusion-controlled graft polymerization.

Descriptors :   *Radiation chemistry, Scientific research, Reaction kinetics, Diffusion, Films, Polymerization

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE