Development of a quantitative theory of polycondensation

S. Kuchanov, J.J.M. Slot, A. Stroeks

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This review presents the first systematic treatment of the voluminous literature on the theory of polycondensation. Processes for obtaining homo- and copolymers with linear and branched macromolecules are considered. Emphasis is on a thorough discussion of various polycondensation models, and the methods of their solution for the calculation of the statistical characteristics of the chemical structure of polymers. The effects on these characteristics of the process modes for thermodynamically and kinetically controlled regimes of a polycondensation are analyzed in detail.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)563-633
JournalProgress in polymer science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Composition distribution
  • IR-75762
  • Batch and continuous
  • Macrocyclization reactions
  • Substitution effects
  • Kinetic models
  • Kinetic
  • Sequence distribution
  • Linear and branched polycondensation
  • The Flory principle
  • Thermodynamic and statistical methods
  • Gelation
  • Molecular weight distribution

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