The effect of initiator [I] and monomer [M] concentration on the molecular weight and molecular weight distribution in behenyl acrylate polymerization is presented. Gel formation was observed at high [I] and [M]. The effect of solvents in the polymerization of behenyl, octadecyl and butyl acrylates is discussed. The gel effect is prominent in non-polar solvents and in solvents with lower transfer constants. The viscosity of the reaction medium appears to control the polymerization rate and molecular weight distribution
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Studies on high conversion polymerization of n-alkyl acrylates / B. Subrahmanyam, S. D. Baruah, M. Rahman, N. C.R. K. Mazumder // Polymer. – 1994. – Vol 35. – P. 862-865.