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|Title:||Aqueous emulsion polymerizations of methacrylates and styrene via reversible complexation mediated polymerization (RCMP)||Authors:||Mao, Weijia
|Keywords:||Science::Chemistry::Organic chemistry::Polymers||Issue Date:||2021||Source:||Mao, W., Sarkar, J., Peng, B. & Goto, A. (2021). Aqueous emulsion polymerizations of methacrylates and styrene via reversible complexation mediated polymerization (RCMP). Polymer Chemistry, 12(40), 5770-5780. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/D1PY01087E||Project:||NRF-NRFI05-2019-0001||Journal:||Polymer Chemistry||Abstract:||Reversible complexation mediated polymerization (RCMP) was successfully exploited in aqueous emulsion polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA). The polymerization behavior was comprehensively studied using a series of emulsifiers, alkyl iodide initiating dormant species, and catalysts. The optimized combination of these species generated stable polymer particles up to relatively high solid contents (up to nearly 50%) and achieved nearly quantitative initiation efficiency and low dispersity (Đ = 1.1–1.3). The kinetic and mechanistic aspects of the polymerization were elucidated by the partitioning tests of the species in the aqueous and organic phases and the particle number analysis in the course of polymerization. The emulsion RCMP was amenable to not only MMA but also functional methacrylates and styrene. No use of transition metal or sulfur compounds, relatively high solid contents, good monomer versatility, and high chain-end fidelity achievable in the emulsion RCMP are attractive features for polymer material applications and industrial applications.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/153599||ISSN:||1759-9954||DOI:||10.1039/D1PY01087E||Rights:||© 2021 The Royal Society of Chemistry. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Polymer Chemistry and is made available with permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry.||Fulltext Permission:||embargo_20221005||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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