Homogeneous Nucleation of Polymer Colloids, IV: The Role of Soluble Oligomeric Radicals

  • Robert M. Fitch
  • C. H. Tsai


Polymer colloids can be formed by the free radical polymerization of organic olefinic monomers in liquids which are solvents for the monomers and non-solvents for the resulting polymers. Ordinarily a stabilizer is added which is capable of adsorption at the newly forming interface during the period of particle formation.


Homogeneous Nucleation Vinyl Acetate Polymer Colloid Differential Refractive Index Vapor Pressure Osmometry 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Fitch
    • 1
  • C. H. Tsai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Research DepartmentDow Corning Corp.MidlandUSA

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