Dispersion Polymerization of Vinylidene Fluoride in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Liborio Ivano Costa, Alessandro Galia, Onofrio Scialdone, Giuseppe Filardo, Giuseppe Storti, Massimo Morbidelli, Philipp A. Mueller

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The dispersion polymerization of vinylidene fluoride in supercritical carbon dioxide is investigated using two ammonium carboxylate perfluoropolyether stabilizers of different molecular weights. Under suitableoperating conditions a polymer made of well-dispersed spherical particles has been obtained up to relatively highconversion. The experimental data of polymerization rate and molecular weight distribution are in good agreementwith the predictions of a model previously developed. Such an agreement supports the conclusion that the polymerization kinetics is dominated by the interphase transport of the active radicals between the continuousphase and the polymer particles.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)6483-6488
Numero di pagine6
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2006

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