A fundamental theoretical investigation is conducted for the molecular weight distribution formed in free-radical and living copolymerizations with macromonomers by using the random sampling technique. General analytical expressions for the number- and weight-average molecular weight developments are obtained. The full molecular weight distribution functions are presented for some simpler cases with low mole fractions of macromonomers. The present theoretical analysis provides a great insight into the complex molecular buildup processes, and thus leads to a better control of the graft copolymers.
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Molecular weight distribution of graft copolymers prepared from macromonomers / Hidetaka Tobita // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 3565–3573.