The Catatonic Copolymerization of B-Pinene and Styrene
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The Catatonic polymerization process is least well known of the polymerization mechanisms. Copolymerization by cationic initiation is not well understood. Charles Snyder began investigating the copolymerization of B-pinene and styrene in the fall of 1971, and found some intersting things. He reported, however, that the project was incomplete. This project was based on the work that Snyde began. The products he made, in addition to several others, were completely analyzed in an effort to obtain information about the cationic polymerization process. DSC, GPC, and solvent studies, along with VPO, were the methods of analysis.