RAFT miniemulsion polymerization using dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate
Article first published online: 14 FEB 2013
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Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume 51, Issue 9, pages 2104–2109, 1 May 2013
How to Cite
Dong, S., Cheng, S. and Zetterlund, P. B. (2013), RAFT miniemulsion polymerization using dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 51: 2104–2109. doi: 10.1002/pola.26591
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 14 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 14 NOV 2012
- living radical polymerization;
- particle size distribution;
- radical polymerization;
- reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer
The anionic surfactant dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (AOT) has been shown to operate well as a surfactant in aqueous miniemulsion polymerization of styrene both for conventional radical polymerization and RAFT polymerization. AOT is generally more soluble in hydrophobic monomers than in water, and is as such rather unique for an aqueous miniemulsion system. The particle size obtained was smaller than what is customary for both conventional radical polymerization and RAFT polymerization in miniemulsion.