"The coatings industry has adapted to more stringent guidelines in paint formulations. Current VOC (volatile organic compound) limits placed by the federal government have pushed the industry toward the development of paint formulations which have very little to no VOC's. The development of Colloidal Unimolecular Polymer (CUP) particles is a step in the direction of providing a resin system which exists in zero VOC aqueous dispersion.
The CUP particles are a part of the polymer field of Single Chain Nano Particles (SCNP) and ranged in diameters of 3-9 nm. The research presented in this dissertation describes the synthesis and design of these particles along with the various means of instrumentation used to gain insight into the structure and nature of these particles when suspended in aqueous medium"--Abstract, page iv.
Van-De-Mark, Michael R.
Schuman, Thomas P.
Winiarz, Jeffrey G.
Mormile, Melanie R.
Ph. D. in Chemistry
Missouri University of Science and Technology. Coatings Institute
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation
- Self assembly of water insoluble polymers into colloidal unimolecular polymer (CUP) particles of 3-9 nanometers
- Use of 19F-NMR T2 relaxation to probe the Tg and core environment of CUP particles in aqueous media
xiv, 91 pages
© 2015 Cynthia Jeannette Riddles, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nanoparticles -- Synthesis
Polymer colloids -- Testing
Electronic OCLC #
Riddles, Cynthia J., "The synthesis and characterization of water-reducible nanoscale colloidal unimolecular polymer (CUP) particles" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations. 2457.