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Modeling of Ring Opening Polymerization: A short review with insights on how to develop the method of moments

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Rosa, Raphael P. [1] ; Ferreira, Filipe V. [1] ; Lona, Liliane M. F. [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Univ Campinas, Sch Chem Engn, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Review article
Source: Chemical Engineering Science; v. 246, DEC 31 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Polyesters produced from cyclic monomers, including polylactic acid (PLA), polycaprolactone (PCL) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), are widely used in different applications, ranging from household items to medical implants. These polymers can be produced by various processes, but ring-opening polymerization (ROP) occupies an important position. In this sense, ROP represents the foremost route used by both academia and industry to synthesize these polymers. In this review, we discuss the synthesis of PLA, PCL, PBT and some of their copolymers by ROP, focusing on polymerization kinetics and molecular weight control. We also revisit the most representative deterministic mathematical models for ROP to produce these polymers. We formulate a step-by-step guide on how to combine the method of moments in modeling the synthesis of polymers by ROP, including details on how to handle multiple summations in the system of Ordinary Differential Equations generated from the modeling. (c) 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/12831-8 - In situ synthesis of biodegradable polymers using nanocrystalline and microfibrillated cellulose and lignin with no functionalization
Grantee:Liliane Maria Ferrareso Lona
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/09588-9 - Functionalization of cellulose nanocrystals to developing biodegradable nanocomposites PBAT/CNC
Grantee:Filipe Vargas Ferreira
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/19847-1 - Modeling and simulation of poly(L-lactide) polymerization by ring opening process
Grantee:Raphael Palucci Rosa
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master