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Kinetics of conformational transitions in chain molecules
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1980-05-15)
A theory is developed for the rate of conformational transitions (transgauche) of bonds in chain molecules, such as alkanes and polymers. This is a multidimensional extension of Kramers' reaction rate theory. Central to ...
The kinetics of conformational transitions: Effect of variation of bond angle bending and bond stretching force constants
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1981-11-01)
Conformational transitions in chain molecules have been shown to proceed via a reaction coordinate which is a localized mode involving rotations about bonds, and also bond angle bending and bond stretching. By investigating ...
Mechanism and rates of conformational transitions in heterogeneous polymers
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1982-12-01)
A general expression is presented for the rate of a trans to gauche conformational transition of a bond in a polymer backbone. The polymer is composed of nonidentical atoms, i.e., centers of differing friction constants ...