Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 205–210 | Cite as

Evidence for two gel effects during the bulk polymerization of ethyl acrylate from DSC, Rayleigh and brillouin scattering

  • J. G. Kloosterboer
  • H. J. L. Bressers


DSC studies of the bulk polymerization of ethyl acrylate have revealed the occurrence of irregular kinetic behaviour during the initial stage of the reaction at less than 5 per cent monomer conversion. Simultaneously, a maximum in the 90° Rayleigh scattering was observed. The transient inhomogeneity and the shoulders on the rate-time curves are attributed to a localized gel effect which precedes the general gel effect.


Polymerization Ethyl Acrylate Material Processing Kinetic Behaviour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Kloosterboer
    • 1
  • H. J. L. Bressers
    • 1
  1. 1.Philips Research LaboratoriesMD EindhovenThe Netherlands

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