Introduction To Emulsion Polymerization

  • Mohamed S. El-Aasser

Abstract

Emulsion polymerization is a heterogeneous free-radical process in which the kinetic events take place simultaneously in more than one phase. The following four mechanisms for particle nucleation have been discussed: micellar, homogeneous, coagulative, and in miniemulsion droplets. The roles of surfactants in determining the latex particle number are outlined.

Keywords

Surfactant Concentration Surfactant Molecule Emulsion Polymerization Latex Particle Polymerization Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed S. El-Aasser
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering, Emulsion Polymers Institute, Center for Polymer Science and EngineeringLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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