Partial swelling of latex particles by two monomers

E.F.J. Noel, I.A. Maxwell, A.L. German

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The swelling of polymeric latex particles with solvent and monomer is of great importance for the emulsion polymn. process in regard to compn. drift and rate of polymn. For the monomer combination, Me acrylate-vinyl acetate, both satn. and partial swelling were detd. exptl. Theories for satn. swelling and partial swelling of the sep. monomers are in good agreement with exptl. results. Based on previous work an extended thermodn. model for monomer partitioning at partial swelling of latex particles by 2 monomers with limited water soly. is developed. Results predicted by this model are in good agreement with obsd. monomer partitioning
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2911-2918
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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