Title

Ultrasonically Initiated Free Radical Catalyzed Polymerization: The Poly(methyl Methacrylate) Emulsion System

Editor(s)

Storey, Robson F. and Thames, Shelby F.

Abstract

In our continued work with the ultrasonically initiated free radical polymerization of olefins, we have included experiments for the emulsions polymerization of methyl methacrylate. We have shown that polymerization can be initiated in emulsions containing monomer and a special initiator with intense ultrasound. The weight average molecular weight of the Poly(methyl methacrylate) varies from 1,100, 000 to 1,700,000 g/mol and the conversion for the polymerization is up to 70%. Variations of the polymerization rate with time vs the amount of initiator are explained by a simple reaction mechanism.

Meeting Name

Proceedings of the Water-borne and Higher-solids Coatings Symposium (1993, New Orleans, LA, USA)

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1993 University of Southern Mississippi, All rights reserved.

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