A New Derivation of Post Gel Properties of Network Polymers

Douglas R. Miller, Christopher W. Macosko

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A simple recursive method is presented which can be used to derive the probability of a finite or dangling chain in a polymer network. Finite chain probabilities are derived for a variety of networks as a function of type and extent of reaction. From these probabilities useful properties such as sol fraction, cross-link density, and the number of elastically effective network chains can be readily developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-211
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1976


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