The composition and monomer unit sequence distributions of copolymers of styrene with citraconic (ct-methylmaleic) anhydride (CA) prepared in methyl ethyl ketone at 50.0___0.1°C have been determined over a range of comonomer feed mole fractions using 13 C n.m.r, spectroscopy. The monomer units in these copolymers were found to display an increasingly strong tendency to alternate as the mole fraction of CA in the feed increased. The terminal, penultimate, complex-participation and complex-dissociation models were each tested for applicability to the mechanism of copolymerization for this comonomer system by applying reactivity ratio related test functions to the experimental sequence distribution data, enabling a direct visual assessment of the applicability of each model to be made. On the basis of these test functions, the terminal, penultimate and complex-dissociation models were each found to provide inadequate descriptions of this copolymerization system
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A novel mechanistic study of the radical copolymerization of styrene with citraconic anhydride via 13C n.m.r. spectroscopy / Paul G. Brown and Kiyohisa Fujimori // Polymer. – 1994. – Vol 35. – P. 2302-2306.