CoPolDB: A Copolymerization Database for Radical Polymerization

13 December 2023, Version 1
This content is a preprint and has not undergone peer review at the time of posting.


Although a large amount of knowledge on copolymers and coplymerization has been already accumulated in literature, there are no freely available databases with a proper graphical user interface (GUI) on copolymerization. Focusing on copolymerization with only two types of monomers (due to the focus on fundamentals) and copolymerization in radical polymerization, i.e. the most major polymerization, we present CoPolDB, a database of copolymerization with numerous helpful GUI functions, including two: 1) graphically showing multiple connections (with different reactivity ratios) between two monomers and the corresponding copolymer, assisting users' intuitive understanding, and 2) providing a list of alternative monomers for each monomer pair, according to the similarity to the original monomer. We believe that CoPolDB is a useful resource to understand the current copolymerization status entirely and comprehensively as well as an inspiring tool to promote polymer chemistry research. CoPolDB is available via

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