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Title: A study of particle structure and film formation mechanism on the mechanical properties of synthetic rubber films
Author: Tungchaiwattana, Somjit
ISNI:       0000 0004 5364 5179
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis investigated a new group of poly(Bd)/poly(Bd-co-MAA) core-shell particles that were ionically crosslinked and cast as nanostructured ionomer films from aqueous dispersions. The new group of poly(Bd)/poly(Bd-co-MAA) core-shell particles were studied for structure-property relationships and morphology. The covalent crosslinking content in the core and the shell were varied at constant ionic crosslinking. Stress-strain data showed control of the nanostructured films. The chain transfer agent used during the preparation of the nanoparticles core-shells was shown to independently tune the mechanical properties of the films.
Supervisor: Saunders, Brian Sponsor: Thai Royal Government ; Synthomer
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: poly(Bd)/poly(Bd/MAA), core-shell, thermally triggered, thermoresponsive ; microgels, pH responsive