Colloid Journal, Jan, 2014, Vol.76(1), p.113(7)
Byline: A. V. Shabanov (1), O. V. Shabanova (2), M. A. Korshunov (1) Abstract: The molecular-dynamics method has been used to determine the conformational states of poly(methyl methacrylate) chains in a medium composed of water and a monomer (methyl methacrylate). Experimentally detected spherical particles resulting from polymerization have been found to take the form of droplet-type aggregates containing several chains, with the water and monomer concentrations in the aggregates differing from those in the dispersion medium. It has been shown that the methyl methacrylate concentration in an initial reaction mixture of about 20% is optimal for the formation of spherical droplet-type aggregates. It has been experimentally established that spherical poly(methyl methacrylate) particles with a narrow size distribution are formed at a methyl methacrylate concentration of [approximately equal to]23%. Author Affiliation: (1) Kirenskii Institute of Physics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Akademgorodok, Krasnoyarsk, 660036, Russia (2) Nauka Special Design and Technological Bureau, Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, pr. Mira 53, Krasnoyarsk, 660049, Russia Article History: Registration Date: 07/02/2014 Received Date: 03/04/2013 Online Date: 08/02/2014 Article note: Original Russian Text (c) A.V. Shabanov, O.V. Shabanova, M.A. Korshunov, 2014, published in Kolloidnyi Zhurnal, 2014, Vol. 76, No. 1, pp. 120--126.
Polymethyl Methacrylate -- Chemical Properties ; Polymerization -- Chemical Properties