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Title: Micellar polymerization of surfactants - Sodium 6-acrylamidocaproate and sodium 11-(N-methyl acrylamido)undecanoate
Authors: Yeoh, K.W.
Chew, C.H. 
Gan, L.M. 
Koh, L.L. 
Issue Date: Aug-1989
Citation: Yeoh, K.W., Chew, C.H., Gan, L.M., Koh, L.L. (1989-08). Micellar polymerization of surfactants - Sodium 6-acrylamidocaproate and sodium 11-(N-methyl acrylamido)undecanoate. Polymer Bulletin 22 (2) : 123-129. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Micelle-forming sodium 6-acrylamidocaproate (Na 6-AAC) and sodium 11-(N-methyl acrylamido)undecanoate (Na 11-MAAU) were synthesized and polymerized in aqueous solutions. The polymerization was very rapid and it followed first-order kinetics with respect to the monomer and one-half order to K2S2O8. The activation energy for the polymerization of Na 11-MAAU (62.3 kJ/mol) was much lower than that for Na 6-AAC (98.1 kJ/mol). The -Mw. for the former was around one million and it was only one-third of that for the latter. Their MWD (-Mw/-Mn ∼- 1.5) are relatively narrow. The relationships between intrinsic viscosity [η]o and -Mw for these polysurfactants have also been established. © 1989 Springer-Verlag.
Source Title: Polymer Bulletin
ISSN: 01700839
DOI: 10.1007/BF00255201
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