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Dispersion and soap-free emulsion polymerization of tert-butyl acrylate with the living character and controlled particle size mediated by cobalt porphyrin

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Abstract

Living radical polymerization (LRP) of tert-butyl acrylate (tBA) was carried out via dispersion and soap-free emulsion polymerization mediated by cobalt porphyrin [cobalt tetramethoxyphenylporphyrin, (TMOP)Co(II)] and initiated by 2,2′-azobis[2-(2-imidazolin-2-yl)propane] dihydrochloride (VA-044), respectively. The living character was demonstrated by the linear first-order kinetics with different feeding ratios of tBA and (TMOP)Co(II) and a linear increase in the number-average molecular weight was observed with the monomer conversion, as well as the relatively narrow polydispersity. However, only few studies have been reported on (TMOP)Co(II) mediating a living radical dispersion or soap-free emulsion polymerization of tBA. In addition, the obtained poly(tert-butyl acrylate) (PtBA) particles exhibited good uniformity and controlled particle size whether in the dispersion system or in the soap-free emulsion polymerization.

Graphical abstract: Dispersion and soap-free emulsion polymerization of tert-butyl acrylate with the living character and controlled particle size mediated by cobalt porphyrin

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Submitted
17 Dec 2016
Accepted
21 Jan 2017
First published
06 Feb 2017

This article is Open Access

RSC Adv., 2017,7, 10124-10131
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Paper

Dispersion and soap-free emulsion polymerization of tert-butyl acrylate with the living character and controlled particle size mediated by cobalt porphyrin

H. Zhao, B. Wang, Q. Li, L. Wang, J. Sun, Y. Zhang, L. Ji and Z. Cao, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 10124
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA28325J

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