Polymerization with MWD Control

Supercritical Polymerization System

Our research group has successfully developed and demonstrated a novel polymerization process where a polymerization reaction can be uniquely carried out with excellent controllability of molecular weight distribution (MWD). The resultant polymer has the special property of a very narrow molecular weight distribution, or polydispersity index lower than 2.0. The process has been experimentally demonstrated for methyl methacrylate (MMA) polymerization and glycidal methacrylate (GMA) polymerization. Two U.S. patents have been received for this process, viz.,

        U.S. Patent 6,340,722
        U.S. Patent 6,849,678.