Ester interchange reactions in polyester: A Monte Carlo simulation approach

Ho Jo Won Ho Jo, Hwan Kwon Ick Hwan Kwon, June Huh, Yup Kim Chung Yup Kim

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The effect of ester interchange reactions on the molecular weight distribution (MWD) has been analysed by the Monte Carlo simulation method. An interchange reaction is accepted or rejected according to the Metropolis rule, and the probability of a reaction is calculated from the MWD of the system. The initial biases from thermodynamic equilibrium, such as a monodisperse MWD and a fully extended chain configuration, are rapidly relaxed as the reaction progresses. The simulated MWD is in good agreement with the most probable MWD proposed by Flory. It is also observed that the end-to-end distance of molecules after ester interchange reactions follows Gaussian statistics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1411-1416
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Nov
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgements--The authors arc grateful to the Korea Chemical Fiber Society and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea for financial support.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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