The solubility of polymers in caprolactam and laurolactam
at 150°C was studied, results being discussed in terms of
polymer solubility parameters, hydrogen bonding and polymer
Polymers soluble up to 10% by weight were dissolved in
the monomers which were then polymensed by an anionic mechanism.
Poly sulphone and polycarbonate acted as cocatalysts in
polymensation of caprolactam, copolymers being formed. For
all the other polymers polymensation of the monomers resulted
in polymer blends....
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.