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Kinetics of Polymerisation of Furfuryl Alcohol in Aqueous Solution

Krishnan, TA and Chanda, M (1975) Kinetics of Polymerisation of Furfuryl Alcohol in Aqueous Solution. In: Angewandte Makromolekulare Chemie, 43 (1). pp. 145-156.


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Kinetic information on the polymerisation of furfuryl alcohol catalysed by Clark-Lubs' aqueous buffer in the pH range of 1.0-2.2 has been derived from the rate of increase of colour intensity measured with a photoelectric colorimeter. The polymerisation reaction is found to be of zero order, with the activation energy increasing exponentially with pH. The time required to reach the extent of reaction at which a resin layer separates out from the aqueous solution decreases with increasing temperature but increases with increasing pH. An exponential expression relating the time for phase separation with temperature and pH has been derived.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Angewandte Makromolekulare Chemie
Publisher: Huthig & Wepf Verlag, Basel
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to Huthig & Wepf Verlag, Basel.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/4401

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