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Continuous flow synthesis of poly(acrylic acid) via free radical polymerisation

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Abstract

The free radical polymerisation of aqueous solutions of acrylic acid (1) has been studied using a continuous flow reactor to quickly screen reaction parameters such as temperature, residence time, monomer- and initiator concentration. The experimental data sets produced established a theoretical basis for conducting scale up processes to efficiently produce larger quantities of poly(acrylic acid) delivered with good control over the molecular weight and dispersity.

Graphical abstract: Continuous flow synthesis of poly(acrylic acid) via free radical polymerisation

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The article was received on 12 May 2017, accepted on 14 Jul 2017 and first published on 14 Jul 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00063D
Citation: React. Chem. Eng., 2017,2, 662-668
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    Continuous flow synthesis of poly(acrylic acid) via free radical polymerisation

    L. Brocken, P. D. Price, J. Whittaker and I. R. Baxendale, React. Chem. Eng., 2017, 2, 662
    DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00063D

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