Raft miniemulsion (co)polymerization of methyl methacrylate and n-butyl acrylate

Emiliani, Laura (2015) Raft miniemulsion (co)polymerization of methyl methacrylate and n-butyl acrylate. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Chimica industriale [LM-DM270]
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This thesis work is part of a larger synthesis project about alkyd resins from natural sources, copolymerized with methyl acrylate and n-butyl acrylates, which wil be used for coatings purpose. The aim is to control the copolymerization of methyl acrylate and n-butyl acrylate in RAFT miniemulsion. The research was divided into three parts. First the homopolymerization of methyl methacrylate and n-butyl acrylate was studied by varying different parameters such as the amount of surfactant, the amount of initiator, pH, and especially the RAFT agent. Then two macro RAFT agents were synthesized, as suggested by the existing literature. Finally, the two monomers were copolymerized using both the RAFT used for the homopolymerization and those synthesized in the second stage. To verify the obtained control over the polymerization, the synthesized polymers were analyzed by gel permeation chromatography, GPC, thus finding their molecular weight and its polydispersity.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Emiliani, Laura
Relatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Parole chiave
RAFT miniemulsion copolymerization
Data di discussione della Tesi
27 Marzo 2015

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