Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 282, Issue 1, pp 88–91 | Cite as

Preparation of polymer particles having ethyleneurea groups at their surfaces by emulsifier-free seeded emulsion polymerization and wet adhesion of its emulsion film

  • Masayoshi OkuboEmail author
  • Yasuyuki Kagawa
  • Mitsuo Matsuda
  • Akinori Terada
Original Contribution


Polymer emulsion having ethyleneurea groups at particle surfaces was produced by emulsifier-free seeded emulsion copolymerization of n-butyl methacrylate (BMA) and methacrylamide ethylethyleneurea (EU) with poly(BMA) seed particles utilizing the starved-fed monomer addition method. This emulsion film, prepared by casting the polymer emulsion on an alkyd resin plate, had a superior adhesion in water, as well as on stainless steel. Such superior wet adhesions seem to be based on a large amount of EU predominantly localized at the particle surfaces.


Ethyleneurea group Emulsion film Wet adhesion Seeded emulsion polymerization Particle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masayoshi Okubo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yasuyuki Kagawa
    • 1
  • Mitsuo Matsuda
    • 1
    • 2
  • Akinori Terada
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Science and TechnologyKobe UniversityKobe Japan
  2. 2.R & D Application LaboratoryRhodia Nicca Ltd.FukuiJapan

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