Styrene emulsion polymerization: Particle-size distributions

Lichti, Gottfried, Hawkett, Brian S., Gilbert, Robert G., Napper, Donald H. and Sangster, David F. (1981) Styrene emulsion polymerization: Particle-size distributions. Journal of Polymer Science. Part A, Polymer Chemistry, 19 4: 925-938. doi:10.1002/pol.1981.170190408

Author Lichti, Gottfried
Hawkett, Brian S.
Gilbert, Robert G.
Napper, Donald H.
Sangster, David F.
Title Styrene emulsion polymerization: Particle-size distributions
Journal name Journal of Polymer Science. Part A, Polymer Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0887-624X
Publication date 1981-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/pol.1981.170190408
Volume 19
Issue 4
Start page 925
End page 938
Total pages 14
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract Data are presented on the time evolution of particle-size distributions (PSDs) in seeded and ab initio styrene emulsion polymerization systems. Initiation was by chemical reagent (potassium persulfate) or γ-radiation. The unswollen PSDs at various times during interval II of the polymerization were obtained by direct measurement of calibrated electron micrographs. Experimental results were fitted with the equations that describe the time evolution of an initial PSD. Analytic solutions to these equations that allow for entry, exit, and propagation of free radicals were obtained. The values of the rate coefficients for these processes used to fit the experimental data were in excellent agreement with those obtained from dilatometric kinetics experiments.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 11 March 2003.

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