Octadecyl acrylate based block and random copolymers prepared by ATRP as comb-like stabilizers for colloidal micro-particle one-step synthesis in organic solvents

Harris, H.V. and Holder, S.J. (2006) Octadecyl acrylate based block and random copolymers prepared by ATRP as comb-like stabilizers for colloidal micro-particle one-step synthesis in organic solvents. Polymer, 47 (16). pp. 5701-5706. ISSN 0032-3861. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Three random and three block copolymers of methyl methacrylate (MMA) and octadecyl acrylate (ODA) were synthesised by atom transfer radical polymerisation. These copolymers were assessed for their application as stabilizers in the one-step non-aqueous dispersion polymerisation of MMA in a non-polar solvent mixture of hexane and dodecane. In all cases stable spherical micro-particle colloidal dispersions were formed with particle diameters in the range of 400-2730 nm. Uniform monodisperse particles with standard deviations in size distributions of less than 5% were obtained in two cases demonstrating the utility of ODA:MMA copolymers as replacement preformed stabilizers in the one-step synthesis of MMA micro-spheres.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: octadecyl acrylate (ODA); atom transfer radical polymerisation (ATRP); dispersion polymerisation
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Simon Holder
Date Deposited: 22 May 2008 09:55
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2011 12:58
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2541 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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