Name Institution: Course: Date: Cationic Ring Opening Polymerization of Epoxide Monomers Summary In his article Nuyken and Stephen explain ring-opening polymerization as a type of chain-development polymerization in which the polymer chain terminal end goes about as a responsive focus for monomers to open their ring framework and shape a more extended polymer chain (361). The spreading focus can be radical anionic or cationic. Ring opening polymerization is the best method of synthesizing major polymers and monomers especially when required in bulk for example in industrial manufacture. The enthalpy rats and mice uncovered by means of gavage. Styrene oxide was first experimented on rats. There was a high absorption rate up to an optimum level (Kim and Lee 5590). Work Cited Nuyken Oskar and Stephen D. Pask. "Ring-opening polymerization—an introductory review." Polymers 5.2 (2013): 361-403. Kim M.S and S.B Lee. "Benzylpyrazinium Salts As Photo-Initiators in the Polymerization of Epoxide Monomers." Materials. 7.8 (2014): 5581-5590. Print. Yahiaoui Ahmed and Mohammed Belbachir. "Ring-opening Polymerization of Styrene Oxide with Maghnite-H⁺ As Ecocatalyst." Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 100.2 (2006): 1681-1687. Print. [...]
Find a paper on cationic ring-opening polymerization of epoxide monomers. Write a summary of 300 words. Write the initiation and propagation steps of the monomer you chose. In addition to this, discuss their practical applications in industry separately (in 200 words).