Macromolecular Reaction Engineering
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- Waterborne Polymer/Silica Hybrid Nanoparticles and Their Structure in Coatings
Alexander Schoth, Emad S. Adurahim, Mohammed A. Bahattab, Katharina Landfester and Rafael Muñoz-Espí
Article first published online: 28 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201500029
The structure control during the formation of films out of waterborne polymer/silica hybrid nanoparticles has been investigated. Differently functionalized silica particles lead to different degrees of aggregation during the formation of hybrid particles in miniemulsion polymerization. These structures can be preserved during the film formation process out of these hybrid particles.
- Polymer Encapsulation of Single Clay Platelets by Emulsion Polymerization Approaches, Thermodynamic, and Kinetic Factors
Alexander M. van Herk
Article first published online: 22 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201500039
Polymer encapsulation of clay platelets through (mini)emulsion polymerization can be a versatile method to obtain hybrid nanoparticles with several important applications. The morphologies that are observed so far range from typically armored morphologies all the way to hybrid morphologies.
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- Dual Catalyst Model Describing the Effect of Branching on the Molecular Architecture of Polyolefins
Ivan Konstantinov, Carlos Villa, Thomas Karjala and Pradeep Jain
Article first published online: 17 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201500040
Analytical solutions for a system with two catalysts, one (L) producing only linear chains and the other (B) capable of long-chain branching, are developed. The polydispersity index associated with Catalyst B displays complex behavior as a function of the number of branches per chain formed and the length of the chains produced at Catalyst L.
- Progress of Polymer Reaction Engineering Research in China
Bo-Geng Li and Wen-Jun Wang
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201500051
This essay summarizes the history, characteristics, and latest progresses of the polymer reaction engineering research in China, with emphasis on the research activities at Zhejiang University.