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The reaction is considerably modified if the technique of emulsion polymerization is used (Lovell and El-Aasser, 1997). In this process the reaction mixture contains about 5% surfactant (soap) and a water-soluble initiator system. The monomer, water, initiator, surfactant, and other ingredients are stirred in the reaction vessel. The monomer forms into droplets which are emulsified by some of the surfactant molecules. 4). Monomer molecules, which have a low but finite solubility in water, diffuse through the water and drift into the surfactant micelles and swell them.

This involves the reaction of pairs of functional groups on the monomers, sometimes with the elimination of a small molecule such as water (hence the former name condensation polymerization). 1). 3). 3) Removal of water drives the reaction to the right, and a linear polymer can be formed. Polymerization proceeds by a series of separate steps. 3. The two types of polymerization described above are also used to produce thermosetting plastics. 4). 3 Characteristics of Different Polymerization Types Chain Reaction Polymerization Step Reaction Polymerization Initiation is often the rate determining step, then polymer chain produced very rapidly, so monomer is consumed throughout the course of reaction Monomer used rapidly because only one reaction is needed to “remove” a monomer molecule Yield of polymer increases with time Molar mass of molecules increases with time Reaction mixture consists of monomer, complete polymer molecules, and small proportion of reacting species Reaction mixture contains wide range of molar masses from monomer to complete polymer chains Molar mass and molar mass distribution vary; the former tends to be higher than for SRP Molar mass and molar mass distribution tends to be low 22 Brydson’s Plastics Materials equation, a trifunctional product is obtained which can subsequently undergo further step reactions to produce a crosslinked plastic, as discussed in more detail in Chapter 25.

4. The statistical nature of the reaction leads to a distribution of polymer molar masses. Figures quoted for molar mass are thus averages of which different types exist. 1). Thus the presence of 1% by weight of monomer would have little effect on the weight average but since it had a great influence on the number of molecules present per unit weight, it would greatly influence the number average. The ratio of the two averages will provide a measure of the molar mass distribution. In the case of emulsion polymerization, half the particles will be reacting at any time.

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