Polymerization of acrylamide in nonionic microemulsions: Characterization of the microlatices and polymers formed

Free radical polymerization of acrylamide was carried out in nonionic microemulsions of water, an isoparaffinic oil, Isopar M and a blend of nonionic emulsifiers: a sorbitan sesquioleate and a polyoxyethylene sorbitol hexaoleate

C. Holtzscherer

2005

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  • Free radical polymerization of acrylamide was carried out in nonionic microemulsions of water, an isoparaffinic oil, Isopar M and a blend of nonionic emulsifiers: a sorbitan sesquioleate and a polyoxyethylene sorbitol hexaoleate
  • The size and the stability of the latex particles formed after polymerization were studied as a function of monomer, emulsifier and electrolyte concentration
  • It is shown that both the number of polymer chains contained in each latex particle and the size of the particles are essentially controlled by the acrylamide/emulsifier weight ratio

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