The control of attached acid groups on sulfonated polystyrene nanospheres through the design of material structure

Tian, Xiaoning, Jiang, Zhongqing, Zhang, Li Li, Luo, Lijuan and Zhao, X. S. (2012). The control of attached acid groups on sulfonated polystyrene nanospheres through the design of material structure. In: Huang Xianghong, Huang Xinyou, Mao Hongkui and Yin Zhixi, Applied Mechanics and Mechatronics Automation. 2012 International Applied Mechanics, Mechatronics Automation Symposium, IAMMAS 2012, Shenyang, Liaoning, (222-231). 7 - 9 September 2012. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.182-183.222


Author Tian, Xiaoning
Jiang, Zhongqing
Zhang, Li Li
Luo, Lijuan
Zhao, X. S.
Title of paper The control of attached acid groups on sulfonated polystyrene nanospheres through the design of material structure
Conference name 2012 International Applied Mechanics, Mechatronics Automation Symposium, IAMMAS 2012
Conference location Shenyang, Liaoning
Conference dates 7 - 9 September 2012
Proceedings title Applied Mechanics and Mechatronics Automation   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Applied Mechanics and Materials   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland
Publisher Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
Publication Year 2012
Year available 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.182-183.222
Open Access Status
ISBN 9783037854266
ISSN 1660-9336
Editor Huang Xianghong
Huang Xinyou
Mao Hongkui
Yin Zhixi
Volume 182-183
Start page 222
End page 231
Total pages 10
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Linearlinking polystyrene nanospheres (LPSs) with uniform size dispersion were synthesized by the emulsifier-free emulsion polymerization method. And with the adding of divinylbenzene (DVB) crosslinking polystyrene nanospheres (CPSs) was also prepared. It was found out that the partical size of prepared nanospheres changed with the continuous increment of added DVB. The sulfonation of resultant polystyrene nanospheres yielded solids with sulfonic acid groups. The relationship between nanospheres material structure and attached acid groups was investigated in detail. It was observed that the amount of added DVB is the main factor which can affect the amount and thermal stability of attached sulfonic acid groups. The catalytic performance of resultant solid acid catalysts was evaluated through the esterification reaction of methanol with acetic acid. Moreover, the prepared sulfonated polystyrene nanospheres show higher acetic acid conversion than the commercial one, therefore the sulfonated nanospheres could be an excellent potential replacement for liquid acid catalyst.
Subjects 2200 Engineering
Keyword Catalysts
Crosslinking
Polystyrene
Sulfonation
Thermal properties
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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