SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS ThGA thioglycolicacid PCL Poly(e-caprolactone) FTIR Fourier Transform Infrared KBr Potassium bromide SO stannous octoate NMR nuclear magnetic resonance [E.sub.a]

energy of activation HRTEM high resolution transmission electron microscopy DSC differential scanning calorimetry TGA thermogravimetry analysis ROP ring opening polymerization CL [epsilon]-caprolactone POM polarized optical microscopy NP nanoparticle [T.sub.m] melt transition temperature [T.sub.c] crystallization temperature CRC crystallization rate coefficient [T.sub.d] degradation temperature Mn-TG thioglycolicacid functionalized Manganese REFERENCES

where [K.sub.0] is the index of Arrhenius equation ([m.sup.2] [s.sup.-1]); Ea is the

energy of activation (kJ x [mol.sup.-1]); R is gas constant (8.31 kJ x [mol.sup.-1] [K.sup.-1]); T is absolute temperature (K).

Flynn, "The isoconversional method for determination of

energy of activation at constant heating rates--Corrections for the Doyle approximation," Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, vol.

Effective Diffusion Coefficient and

Energy of Activation. To estimate the effective diffusion coefficient ([D.sub.ef]) at different temperatures, the equation obtained from the approximate analytical solution of Fick's second law is used [26, 29].

The free energy change [DELTA]G (kJ [mol.sup.-1]), enthalpy change [DELTA]H (kJ [mol.sup.-1]), entropy change [DELTA]S (J [K.sup.-1] [mol.sup.-1]) and

energy of activation [E.sub.a] (kJ [mol.sup.-1]) were calculated for the enzyme catalyzed reaction at its optimum pH and temperature.

where w(T) is the percentage of residual mass, [w.sub.i] is the initial mass fraction on stage i, [([DELTA][G.sup.[THETA].sub.[not equal to]]).sub.i] is the free

energy of activation of a reaction, n, is the order of a reaction, m is the stage number of a reaction, and [w.sub.i] satisfies Equation (6):

The

energy of activation ([E.sub.a]), frequency factor (Z), and entropy ([DELTA][S.sup.*]) were also calculated for second and third stages of decomposition, the values of which are given in Table 5.

Free

energy of activation ([DELTA][G.sup.[double dagger]]) was calculated from the equation:

The proposed mechanism is also supported by the moderate values of

energy of activation and other activation parameters.

Abstract: Excess molar volume V E ,

energy of activation 6E , Gibbs energy change 6G and entropy change6S have been investigated for this study density and viscosity measurements of Acetonitrile (AN), 3-hydroxypropionitrile(3-HPN) and 50% mixture of AN + 3-HPN and alkali metal bromides (Li,Na,K,Rb and Cs)Br in AN, 3-HPN and50%AN+3-HPN over the concentration range (0.01 - 0.05 mol.dm-3) at temperature range (298 to 323 K) were used.

(delta) Go (free

energy of activation) = -RT ln (kdh / kbT) (3)

In the first experimental series given in table 1, compound variations in accelerator, oil and carbon black in SBR/NR were made, with results of the

energy of activation ([E.sub.a)] and order of reaction (N) compared in table 7.