The Kinetics of Radical Copolymerization of Styrene with Alkyl Methacrylate in a CSTR

연속반응기에서 스티렌과 메타크릴산 알킬의 라디칼 공중합 반응속도론

  • Kim, Nam Seok (Department of Chemical Technology, Chang-won National University) ;
  • Seul, Soo Duk (Department of Chemical Engineering, Dong-A University) ;
  • Cheong, Young Eon (Group Department of Environment & Chemistry, Pusan College of Information Technology) ;
  • Park, Keun Ho (Department of Chemical Technology, Chang-won National University) ;
  • Choi, Jong jueng (Department of Industrial Chemistry, Kyungnam College of Information & Technology)
  • 김남석 (창원대학교 공업화학과) ;
  • 설수덕 (동아대학교 화학공학과) ;
  • 정영언 (부산정보대학 환경화학계열) ;
  • 박근호 (창원대학교 공업화학과) ;
  • 최종정 (경남정보대학 공업화학과)
  • Received : 1999.06.18
  • Accepted : 1999.07.10
  • Published : 1999.08.10


Solution copolymerization of styrene(St.) with methyl methacrylate(MMA), ethyl methacrylate(EMA) and n-butyl methacrylate(BMA) was carried out with benzoylperoxide(BPO) as an initiator in toluene at $80^{\circ}C$ in a continuous stirred tank reactor. Reaction volume and residence time were 0.6 liters and 3hours, respectively. The monomer reactivity ratios, $r_1(St.)$ and $r_2(RMA)$ determined by both the Kelen-Tudos method and the Fineman-Ross method were $r_1(St.)=0.60(0.61),\;r_2(MMA)=0.59(0.60);\;r_1(St.)=0.65(0.62),\;r_2(EMA)=0.55(0.52);\;r_1(St.)=0.75(0.67),\;r_2(BMA)=0.63(0.56)$. The cross-termination factor $\Phi$ of the copolymer over the entire St. compositions ranged from 0.26 to 0.96. The $\Phi$ factors of St.-RMA copolymer were increased with increasing St. content. The simulated conversions and copolymerization rates were compared with the experimental results. The average time to reach dynamic steady-state was three times and half of the residence time.


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