Macromol. React. Eng. 1/2013
Raul P. Moraes, Robin A. Hutchinson and Timothy F. L. McKenna
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201270001
Cover: High solid content latexes with small particle size (<200 nm diameter) are made possible through the use of highly crosslinked seeds of small particles (several tens of nanometers) that can be mixed with uncrosslinked particles. The idea is that the latter will swell and grow more rapidly, thereby allowing the formation of large particles in the presence of smaller ones-just the opposite of what typically occurs for latexes containing much larger particles. Further details can be found in the article by R. Moraes, R. Hutchinson, and T. McKenna on page 36.