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Oil droplet size manipulation applied to surfactant-free emulsion polymerization

Francis, Mathew; Boyson, Toby; Pashley, Richard M


Recently reported results indicate that heating of degassed oil in water emulsions reduces the size of the droplets and can produce a more mono-disperse dispersion, in the absence of surfactants. In this work, these results were applied to the field of emulsion polymerization, to create meta-stable, mono-disperse monomer solutions, which were then polymerized to produce stable dispersions of polymer spheres. The product particle size depended on a range of factors, including: salt...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2008.06.018


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