Emulsion Polymerization with a Surface Active Polyelectrolyte as the Emulsifier
Polyelectrolytes are finding wide application in water purification treatments and also as thickeners in colloidal products (1). The level of surface activity in polyelectrolyte solutions is, however, usually so low that they are of little use as colloidal stabilizers. Some application of non-ionic polymers containing strongly polar groups, e.g. Polyacrylamides, has been made in the field of stabilization, but their position is defensive economically and also from the standpoint of control of their stabilizing effects.
KeywordsAcrylic Acid Emulsion Polymerization Polystyrene Latex Oligomer Fraction Potassium Palmitate
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