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Title: The development of an experimental pathway for the synthesis of organic sequential interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) microgel dispersions
Author: Washbrook, Simon Richard
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1998
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Research into the synthesis of sequential, poly(n-butyl acrylate), PnBA/polystyrene, PS, IPN microgel (μ-gel) dispersions in organic media was performed. Poly(styreneco- divinylbenzene), PSIDVB (0, 1, 5 & 10 weight % DVB), particles were synthesised by emulsion copolymerisation and these microgels were characterised by dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMT A), gel permeation chromatography and diffuse reflectance Fourier transform infrared (DRIFT) spectroscopy.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Polymerisation; Polystyrene microgels Chemistry, Organic