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Keywords:

  • precipitation polymerization;
  • Poly(GMA-co-EGDMA);
  • crosslinking;
  • swelling;
  • copolymerization

Abstract

Narrow-dispersion or monodisperse with stable and smooth surface polymer microspheres were prepared without a significant coagulum by precipitation polymerization in the absence of any stabilizer. The monomer glycidyl metharylate (GMA) was copolymerized with ethyleneglycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) as crosslinker by precipitation polymerization technique with 2,2′-azobisisobutyronitrile as initiator in neat acetonitrile. The effects of the content of EGDMA on the polymerization characteristics and size/uniformity of the microspheres were investigated. The onset of the thermal degradation temperature at higher temperature and the swelling test suggest that the prepared particles were highly crosslinked. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010