Reference numberRR/69/9
TitleReferee's report by Harry Work Melville, on a paper 'Studies in polymerization. I. A method for determining the velocity constants in polymerization reactions and its application to styrene' by Clement Henry Bamford and Michael James Stewart Dewar
DateJanuary 1947
DescriptionSectional committee: Chemistry

Recommended for publication in Proceedings, with modifications.The opening part of the paper should be completely modified, as the author ignore the fact that the problem has already been solved and results have been published. They need to provide experimental proof that the equation they refer to is valid for their polymers. Until this is done, the theoretical part of the paper rests on an 'absolutely insecure foundation'.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1948].

Endorsed on recto as received 13 January 1947.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type E)
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1948.0011
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5160Melville; Sir; Harry Work (1908 - 2000)1908 - 2000
NA3927Bamford; Clement Henry (1912 - 1999)1912 - 1999
NA2140Dewar; Michael James Stewart (1918 - 1997)1918 - 1997
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