Chemical properties of water-soluble, nonionic azo compounds as initiators for emulsion polymerization

Hiroshi Torii, Keiji Fujimoto, Haruma Kawaguchi

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Four kinds of water-soluble, nonionic azo compounds were studied in terms of their decomposition rate and initiator efficiency in radical polymerization, and then used for emulsion polymerization. They had relatively low initiator efficiency from 0.09 to 0.46. It was attributed to the susceptibility to a cage effect, depending on their molecular size and hydrophobicity. Four azo compounds initiated emulsion polymerization but nonionic latex particles were not obtained unexpectedly. Methanol-containing medium results in the formation of a bimodal particle size distribution as well as a bimodal molecular weight distribution.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)1237-1243
ページ数7
ジャーナルJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
34
発行部数7
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 1996 5

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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