Prod. No. 1598
Alkali solubility of carboxylated polymer emulsions†
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1967 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 11, Issue 10, pages 1963–1978, October 1967
How to Cite
Muroi, S., Hosoi, K. and Ishikawa, T. (1967), Alkali solubility of carboxylated polymer emulsions. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 11: 1963–1978. doi: 10.1002/app.1967.070111013
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 13 MAR 1967
- Manuscript Received: 11 OCT 1966
The solubility of carboxylated polymer emulsions in an aqueous alkaline solution was studied. The alkali solubility was shown to depend on the degree of carboxylation, the hydrophilic nature of the noncarboxylic main components, the degree of polymerization, the glass transition temperature, the chain configuration, and the dissolution temperature. Emulsions of the copolymer containing acrylic acid units showed considerably different dissolution behavior from those containing methacrylic acid units, possibly owing to the difference in the distribution state of carboxylic units inside the particle. It is deduced that methacrylic acid units are distributed more homogeneously inside the particle than acrylic acid units.