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Title: Polymerization of methyl methacrylate in Winsor I-like system
Authors: Loh, S.E.
Gan, L.M. 
Chew, C.H. 
Ng, S.C. 
Keywords: Methyl methacrylate
Microemulsion polymerization
Winsor I-like system
Issue Date: 1996
Citation: Loh, S.E.,Gan, L.M.,Chew, C.H.,Ng, S.C. (1996). Polymerization of methyl methacrylate in Winsor I-like system. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry 33 (3) : 371-384. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Methyl methacrylate (MMA) was polymerized in a ternary Winsor I-like system (WL) which was comprised of two clear phases: a microemulsion phase containing a cationic surfactant and a bulk MMA phase. The polymerization of MMA proceeded only in the microemulsion phase at the expense of the bulk MMA phase. The method is suitable for producing high molecular weights of PMMA (106) with a relatively high weight ratio (8:1) of polymer to surfactant. Unlike styrene polymerization in a similar WL system, PMMA latex particles of nanosizes (30-60 nm in diameter) were rather polydispersed. Factors that affect the polydispersity of PMMA particles obtained by this WL method are discussed in conjunction with the nucleation mechanisms.
Source Title: Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISSN: 10601325
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