This work was supported by Mid-carrier Researcher Program (No. 2011-0000111) and by Priority Research Centers Program (2010-0028294) through NRF of Korea.
Morphology Control of Polymer Particles in Ethylene/Carbon Monoxide Copolymerization†
Article first published online: 23 SEP 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 46, pages 10932–10935, November 11, 2011
How to Cite
Park, J. H., Oh, K. H., Kim, S. H., Cyriac, A., Varghese, J. K., Hwang, M. W. and Lee, B. Y. (2011), Morphology Control of Polymer Particles in Ethylene/Carbon Monoxide Copolymerization. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 10932–10935. doi: 10.1002/anie.201105270
- Issue published online: 9 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 23 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 23 AUG 2011
- Manuscript Received: 27 JUL 2011
- NRF of Korea
- homogeneous catalysis;
- suspension polymerization
Partial to particular particles: The morphology of the polymer particles can be controlled in ethylene/CO copolymerization by pressurizing catalyst-containing 1-octanol droplets dispersed in water. The palladium catalyst should be harnessed with lipophilic long alkyl chains. Polymer particles of 0.5–1.0 mm size (see micrographs) with bulk densities of 0.2–0.3 g mL−1 are produced without reactor fouling.