Content Developed by Dr Dominik Konkolewicz, Madison Kearns and Colleen Morley
This set of codes models the chain length distribution of polymers made with reversible deactivation. This includes polymers made by cationic polymerization, reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) and atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). The model uses MATLAB to solve for the chain length distribution. To fit a distribution and obtain ratios of propagation to deactivation rate coefficients and mean number of additions, you will need your polymers chain length distribution (or molecular weight distribution and molecular weight of one monomer), number averaged chain length and dispersity.
Original Equations developed in the manuscript: M. M. Kearns, C. N. Morley, K. Parkatzidis, R. Whitfield, A. D. Sponza, P. Chakma, N. De Alwis Watuthanthrige, M. Chiu, A. Anastasaki, and D. Konkolewicz ‘A general model for the ideal chain length distributions of polymers made with reversible deactivation’ Polymer Chemistry 2022, 13, 898 – 913, DOI: 10.1039/D1PY01331A.
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