The effect of first-stage polymer Tg on the morphology and thermomechanical properties of structured polymer latex particles

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A series of heterogeneous latexes having stage ratios of 40:60 between the first and second stage polymers were prepared by emulsion polymerization. The first-stage polymers were non-polar S-BuA with Tgs ranging from + 100 °C to + 20 °C and the second stage polymer was polar MMA–BuA–MAA having a Tg of 20 °C. The latex particle morphologies were studied using TEM and the thermomechanical properties of the resulting latex films were studied with DSC and DMA. Calculated diffusion rates for propagating species during the reactions were correlated to the observed morphologies and to the amount of interphase in the latex particles.


  • Ola Karlsson
  • Helen Hassander
  • Didier Colombini
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  • Chemical Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1233-1244
JournalComptes Rendus. Chimie
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Polymer and Materials Chemistry (LTH) (011001041), Department of Chemistry (011001220)