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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry