Polymerization and copolymerization using high intensity ultrasound

Gareth J. Price, Melanie R. Daw, Nicholas J. Newcombe, Paul F. Smith

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High intensity ultrasound has been used to prepare homopolymers and copolymers of styrene, methyl methacrylate and n-butyl methacrylate. High molecular weight homopolymers are formed rapidly during sonication and are then subjected to a degrdation process. The copolymers prepared by this method have similar structure and properties to those prepared using AIBN as an initiator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-66
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Polymer Journal
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1990
EventInternational Macromolecules '89 on Functional Polymers and Biopolymers - Oxford, Engl
Duration: 4 Sept 19898 Sept 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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