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Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 421–424 | Cite as

Thermal stability of poly(methyl methacrylate)

  • Bruce J. Poppleton
Thermal Stability

Summary

The average solid-state molecular structures of end-groups generated through chain termination reactions in the polymerization of methyl methacrylate have been derived from published crystallographic data. Evidence is provided for the reduced stability of the head-head chain-termination configuration and in support of the postulate that it is a preferred site of chain scission. Comparable evidence for the unsaturated end group has not been found.

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Polymer Methyl Thermal Stability Molecular Structure Methacrylate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce J. Poppleton
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  1. 1.Division of Applied Organic ChemistryCSIROMelbourneAustralia

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