TIT# Theory of Markov chain copolymerization in terms of an intermonomer
correlation coefficient and the arrangement of monomers along the
polymer chain
AUT# Stribeck, N.
SOU# Polymer (1992), 33, 2792-2795
LOC# xv013 @selbst.ftx
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ABS# A binary copolymer chain is treated theoretically in the approximation
of a first order Markov process. The microstructure of the chain is
described in terms of the mole fraction of the dilute monomer and an
intermonomer correlation coefficient. The resulting equation for the
sequence distribution shows some symmetry in both parameters. It thus
offers the possibility to separate influences of copolymer composition
on one hand and the distribution of the monomer run lengths along the
chain on the other hand. The connection of this formalism to n.m.r
dyad analysis and the classical copolymerization parameters is shown.