Mathematical modeling of thiol-ene frontal polymerization
Frontal polymerization is a method of manufacturing polymers via a self-propagating reaction wave. A mathematical model that describes thiol-ene frontal polymerization is presented and studied, both numerically and analytically. Spatio-temporal profiles of the temperature and concentrations of the reactants as well as the propagation velocity of the wave are determined. Conditions for existence of polymerization fronts are discussed. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Chemical Engineering Science
Devadoss, D., Pojman, J., & Volpert, V. (2006). Mathematical modeling of thiol-ene frontal polymerization. Chemical Engineering Science, 61 (4), 1261-1275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2005.08.034