Dispersion polymerizations in carbon dioxide using siloxane-based stabilizers


Journal Article

A commercially available PDMS (poly(dimethylsiloxane)) macronomer has been used to stabilize the dispersion polymerization of MMA (methyl methacrylate) in liquid and supercritical CO2 and of styrene in supercritical CO2. Purification of the obtained PMMA showed that only a fraction of the macromonomer added to the polymerization actually copolymerized.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shaffer, KA; Jones, TA; Canelas, DA; DeSimone, JM; Wilkinson, SP

Published Date

  • March 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 2704 - 2706

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0024-9297

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ma9516798

Citation Source

  • Scopus