Styrene–divinylbenzene copolymers. Construction of porosity in styrene divinylbenzene matrices

Authors

  • W. L. Sederel,

    1. AKZO-Zout Chemie Research, Hengelo, The Netherlands, and Polymer Division, Department of Chemical Technology, Twente University of Technology, Enschede, The Netherlands
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  • G. J. De Jong

    1. AKZO-Zout Chemie Research, Hengelo, The Netherlands, and Polymer Division, Department of Chemical Technology, Twente University of Technology, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Current affiliation:
    1. AKZO-Zout Chemie Research, Hengelo, The Netherlands
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Abstract

Experimental data are presented describing the formation of porosity in styrene–divinylbenzene copolymers as a function of the organic components present during the suspension polymerization. The reaction system contains a mixture of diluents such as toluene and hexane, which results in matrices that differ significantly in pore structure from the porous resins so far known. From these data a model of the physical structure is proposed.

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