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Oil droplet size manipulation applied to surfactant-free emulsion polymerization

Francis, M.J., Boyson, T.K. and Pashley, R.M. (2008) Oil droplet size manipulation applied to surfactant-free emulsion polymerization. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 328 (1-3). pp. 44-51.

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Recently reported results indicate that heating of degassed oil in water emulsions reduces the size of the droplets and can produce a more mono-disperse dispersion, in the absence of surfactants. In this work, these results were applied to the field of emulsion polymerization, to create meta-stable, mono-disperse monomer solutions, which were then polymerized to produce stable dispersions of polymer spheres. The product particle size depended on a range of factors, including: salt concentration, type of thermal initiator, temperature changes, creaming time, pH and monomer/initiator concentration ratio.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: 2008 Elsevier BV
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