Controlled/living radical polymerizatoin of isoprene and butadiene in emulsion

Bar-Nes, Gabriels, Hall, Radford, Sharma, Vikashni, Gaborieau, Marianne, Lucas, David, Castignolles, Patrice and Gilbert, Robert G. (2009) Controlled/living radical polymerizatoin of isoprene and butadiene in emulsion. European Polymer Journal, 45 11: 3149-3163. doi:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2009.08.004

Author Bar-Nes, Gabriels
Hall, Radford
Sharma, Vikashni
Gaborieau, Marianne
Lucas, David
Castignolles, Patrice
Gilbert, Robert G.
Title Controlled/living radical polymerizatoin of isoprene and butadiene in emulsion
Journal name European Polymer Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0014-3057
Publication date 2009-11
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2009.08.004
Volume 45
Issue 11
Start page 3149
End page 3163
Total pages 15
Editor D. M. Haddleton
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
860199 Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products) not elsewhere classified
090899 Food Sciences not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
A process for RAFT-controlled radical polymerization in emulsion [36] has been applied to the polymerizations of isoprene and of butadiene in emulsion systems, with the goal of producing latex particles containing block copolymers of acrylic acid (stabilizer and starting polymer), styrene (second polymer) and isoprene or butadiene (third polymer). The microstructure of the polymer chains was examined using dual-detection size-exclusion chromatography, and the nanostructure of the materials was investigated by differential scanning calorimetry and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance. Reactions were always slow (although faster than the corresponding processes in solution), and exhibited limited reinitiation by isoprene when in emulsion. The materials containing isoprene exhibit a nanostructure with a phase separation into high-Tg polystyrene-rich domains and low-Tg polyisoprene-rich domains, revealed by DSC and NMR. This has the potential to lead to barrier materials with novel physical properties.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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