The photoinitiated polymerization of the liquid crystalline (LC) diacrylate monomer 1,4-(-2-methyl phenylene)-bis[4-(6-acryloyloxy-hexamethyleneoxy)benzoate] with Tk. n = 85°C and T i = 118°C, was studied by d.s.c, at various temperatures under different conditions. In the crystalline state there is a low polymerization rate which increases on approaching Tk.,. In the LC state the initial rate is temperature independent up to 10-20°C above T~ signifying that a better monomer ordering in the LC state does not appear to affect the rate. Rate invariance on elevation of temperature may be the consequence of a compensation of propagation rate increase by termination rate increase. At still higher temperatures the rate drops probably due to depropagation. The 0.65 order in photoinitiator (= 2,2-dimethoxy-2- phenylacetophenone) points to the presence of a first-order termination mode besides the usual second-order mode. The results on temperature dependence were compared with those of a LC monoacrylate monomer, 4-acryloyloxybexamethyleneoxybenzoic acid
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Kinetic study of the photoinitiated polymerization of a liquid crystalline diacrylate monomer by d.s.c, in the isothermal mode / A. T. Doornkamp, G. O. R. Alberda van Ekenstein and Y. Y. Tan* // Polymer. – 1992. – Vol 33. – P. 2863-2867.