A discussion on the kinetic and thermodynamic characteristics of polymerizations following a cooperative, nucleation-elongation mechanism is presented. It has been found that nucleation-elongation polymerization is a relatively unexplored avenue of synthetic polymer chemistry. It is reported that this mechanism of macromolecular chain growth offers some unique and interesting thermodynamic and kinetic attributes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3471-3491
Number of pages21
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 21 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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