Description 
xviii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm 
Series 
Colloid science 

Colloid science

Contents 
Ch. 1. Introduction  Ch. 2. Kinetic and Thermodynamic Precepts. Freeradical polymerization reactions. The locus of polymerization in emulsion systems. The rate of an emulsion polymerization. The three Intervals of emulsion polymerization. Ab initio and seeded systems for mechanistic studies. Monomer concentration in latex particles. Phasetransfer events in emulsion polymerizations. Inhomogeneities in latex particles. Scope and methods for mechanistic investigation  Ch. 3. Theory of the Kinetics of Particle Growth. The simple zeroone system. General description of zeroone systems. The SmithEwart equation. Chainlengthdependent kinetics: The pseudobulk equation  Ch. 4. Kinetics of Particle Growth: Applications and Mechanistic Conclusions. Experimental methods for obtaining rate data. Rate coefficients and mechanism for entry. Rate coefficients and mechanism for exit. Termination  Ch. 5. Particle Size Distributions. Measurement of PSDs. The evolution equations for the PSD. Solutions of the PSD evolution equations. Particle size distributions and kinetic data  Ch. 6. Molecular Weight Distributions. The importance of molecular weight in polymer systems. Definitions of molecular weight distributions and averages. Rate parameters determining the MWD. Modelling the MWD. Sample calculation of MWDs. Experimental measurement of MWDs. Some experimental results  Ch. 7. Particle Formation. Particle formation below the cmc. Particle formation above the cmc. Some important influences on nucleation. App. A.1 Mass balance equations for latex particles  App. A.2 Interval III conversions for monomers of nonnegligible aqueous phase solubility  App. A.3 Derivation of the Morton equation  App. A.4 Numerical evaluation of pseudobulk MWDs 
Notes 
Chapters 13 written in collaboration with Gregory T. Russell 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Subject 
Emulsion polymerization.


Emulsion polymerization.

LC no. 
97080241 
ISBN 
0122830601 
