113. Benchtop Flow-NMR for Rapid Online Monitoring of RAFT and Free Radical Polymerisation in Batch and Continuous Reactors

Stephen T. Knox, Sam Parkinson , Raphael Stone and Nicholas J. Warren, Polymer Chemistry, (2019) DOI: 10.1039/C9PY00982E


A “Benchtop” NMR spectrometer is used for detailed monitoring of controlled and free radical polymerisations performed in batch and continuous reactors both offline and in real-time. This allows detailed kinetic analysis with unprecedented temporal resolution for reactions which reach near completion in under five minutes.