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Author Gilbert, Robert G.

Title Emulsion polymerization : a mechanistic approach / Robert G. Gilbert
Published London : Academic Press, [1995]


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 W'PONDS  541.34514 Gil/Epa  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Colloid science
Colloid science
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Kinetic and Thermodynamic Precepts. Free-radical 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. Phase-transfer 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 zero-one system. General description of zero-one systems. The Smith-Ewart equation. Chain-length-dependent kinetics: The pseudo-bulk 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 non-negligible aqueous phase solubility -- App. A.3 Derivation of the Morton equation -- App. A.4 Numerical evaluation of pseudo-bulk MWDs
Notes Chapters 1-3 written in collaboration with Gregory T. Russell
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Emulsion polymerization.
Emulsion polymerization.
LC no. 97080241
ISBN 0122830601