Surfactant-free emulsion polymerizations: Predictions of the coagulative nucleation theory

Feeney, P.J., Napper, D.H. and Gilbert, R.G. (1987) Surfactant-free emulsion polymerizations: Predictions of the coagulative nucleation theory. Macromolecules, 20 11: 2922-2930. doi:10.1021/ma00177a047


Author Feeney, P.J.
Napper, D.H.
Gilbert, R.G.
Title Surfactant-free emulsion polymerizations: Predictions of the coagulative nucleation theory
Journal name Macromolecules   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0024-9297
1520-5835
Publication date 1987-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/ma00177a047
Volume 20
Issue 11
Start page 2922
End page 2930
Total pages 9
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Language eng
Abstract Equations are set down for the formation of latex particles in emulsion polymerization systems in the absence of added emulsifier. The model describes the formation of colloidally unstable precursor particles through homogeneous nucleation, followed by their coagulation and propagational growth to form colloidally stable latex particles. Coagulation rates are obtained through DLVO theory and its modifications, with due allowance for the partial attraction that occurs in the coagulation between particles with different radii. Calculations show good agreement with the experimental data of Ottewill and co-workers for the variation of particle number density with initiator concentration and ionic strength.
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