chapter  5
Kinetics of Network Formation
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An impressive number of papers on the polymerization kinetics of thermosets have been published since the 1970s. This kind of sport of reporting kinetic results is possibly based on the simplicity with which they can usually be obtained. All one needs is a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and some centigrams of a commercial formulation. The task is even facilitated if the software for kinetic calculations, provided by most commercial DSC devices, is used to fit a phenomenological rate expression.