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Emulsion Polymerization and Emulsion Polymers

Emulsion Polymerization and Emulsion Polymers

Peter A. Lovell (Editor), Mohamed S. El-Aasser (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-85998-8

Nov 2000

826 pages



Emulsion Polymerization and Emulsion Polymers Edited by Peter A. Lovell Manchester Materials Science Centre, UMIST, Manchester, UK and Mohamed S. El-Aasser Emulsion Polymers Institute and Department of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA Emulsion polymerization is a technologically and commercially important reaction used to produce synthetic polymers and latexes for a wide range of applications. It is the basis of a massive global industry that is expanding due to the versatility of the reaction and the greater realization of the ability to control properties of the polymer latexes produced. Emulsion Polymerization and Emulsion Polymers provides an up-to-date treatment of both academic and industrial aspects of the subject in a single self-contained volume. Established knowledge is integrated with latest developments and introductory chapters to give a state-of-the-art summary which is also suitable as a broad based introduction to the field. The individual chapters have been written by specialists from academia and industry and are presented in a way which ensures that the book will be of equal value to experienced researchers and students.
Partial table of contents:


Free-Radical Polymerization (P. Lovell).

Features of Emulsion Polymerization (M. El-Aasser & E. Sudol).

Stabilization of Polymer Colloid Dispersions (R. Ottewill).


Harkins, Smith-Ewart and Related Theories (A. Dunn).

Modelling Rates, Particle Size Distributions and Molar Mass Distributions (R. Gilbert).


Formulation Components (A. Klein & E. Daniels).

Batch and Semi-batch Processes (P. Lovell).

Control of Particle Morphology (V. Dimonie, et al.).

Process Modelling and Control (F. Schork).

Latex Polymer Characterization (A. German, et al.).

The Formation and Properties of Latex Films (M. Winnik).


Diene-based Synthetic Rubbers (D. Blackley).

Vinyl Acetate Polymerization (G. Vandezande, et al.).


Miniemulsion Polymerization (E. Sudol & M. El-Aasser).

Inverse Emulsion and Microemulsion Polymerization (F. Candau).