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A degradable fluorinated surfactant for emulsion polymerization of vinylidene fluoride

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Abstract

An original degradable fluorinated surfactant, 3-hydroxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)propanoic acid (MAF-OH), was applied for the emulsion polymerization of vinylidene fluoride (VDF) to yield a latex of PVDF, consisting of typically 100 nm particle diameters. This surfactant was shown to be easily decomposed in subcritical water, releasing fluoride anions. The % reversed head-to head (H–H) addition is greatly minimized (2.4%) in the PVDF, prepared in the presence of MAF-OH surfactant.

Graphical abstract: A degradable fluorinated surfactant for emulsion polymerization of vinylidene fluoride

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Submitted
01 Jul 2018
Accepted
18 Sep 2018
First published
18 Sep 2018

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 11399-11402
Article type
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A degradable fluorinated surfactant for emulsion polymerization of vinylidene fluoride

S. Banerjee, J. Schmidt, Y. Talmon, H. Hori, T. Asai and B. Ameduri, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 11399
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05290E

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