The polymerization of unsaturated polyester resins was studied using electron spin resonance (e.s.r.) spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry (d.s.c.), and Rheometrics dynamic analyser (RDA). The effects of crosslinking and thermoplastic additive on radical concentration and reaction kinetics were investigated. Variables studied included initiator concentration, resin composition and curing temperature. It was found that the radicals formed were very stable and their concentration was much higher than that for the linear polymerizations. From the e.s.r, spectrum, the liquid-solid transition could be identified, which agreed well with the gel time measured by RDA
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Cure analysis of unsaturated polyester resins using electron spin resonance spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and rheometry / Fernando R. Tollens and L. James Lee // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 29-37.