The formulas and results of the preceding paper are used to calculate the rate of reaction between reactive groups attached to the ends of a polymer chain. Extensive numerical calculations have been made for both transient rate processes and steady state luminescence quenching. The results are restricted to chains in dilute solution, in either the free draining or nondraining limits and with no excluded volume forces present. A discussion of the qualitative effects of excluded volume forces on the results is included. The results suggest that experimental studies of these processes may be feasible.
G. Wilemski and M. Fixman, "Diffusion-Controlled Intrachain Reactions of Polymers. II Results for a Pair of Terminal Reactive Groups," Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 878-890, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Feb 1974.
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