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High solids content nitroxide mediated miniemulsion polymerization of n-butyl methacrylate

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Abstract

The synthesis of poly(n-butyl methacrylate) by nitroxide mediated miniemulsion polymerization is described using the alkoxyamine 3-(((2-cyanopropan-2-yl)oxy)(cyclohexyl)amino)-2,2-dimethyl-3-phenylpropanenitrile. Polymerizations are successfully conducted to high conversions with high solids content (up to 52%) and molecular weight up to 60 000 g mol−1, whilst maintaining reasonable control of the reaction. It is shown that by performing the polymerization in aqueous media, problems that arise when targeting high molecular weights in bulk/solution due to build-up of nitroxide can be overcome. The ability to chain extend the resulting polymers is demonstrated and opens the possibility for synthesis of a wide range of macromolecular structures in dispersed media.

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Submitted
13 Jan 2017
Accepted
08 Feb 2017
First published
09 Feb 2017

Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 1628-1635
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High solids content nitroxide mediated miniemulsion polymerization of n-butyl methacrylate

N. Ballard, M. Aguirre, A. Simula, J. R. Leiza, S. van Es and J. M. Asua, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 1628
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00067G

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