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Title: Polyacrylates with High Biomass Contents for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives Prepared via Mini-emulsion Polymerization

Author: Pu, Gang; Dubay, Matthew R.; Zhang, Jiguang; Severtson, Steven J.; Houtman, Carl J.;

Date: 2012

Source: Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. Volume 51, 2012; pp. 12145-12149.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: n-Butyl acrylate and other acrylic monomers were copolymerized with an acrylated macromonomer to produce polymers for pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) applications. Macromonomers were generated through the ring-opening copolymerization of L-lactide and ε-caprolactone with 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) at an average molar composition of 5:4:1, respectively. Conversion in the mini-emulsion polymerization was followed using Raman spectroscopy and was nearly complete within 2 h. Testing of these adhesive polymers indicates that performance properties meet or exceed those of commercial water-based acrylic PSAs.

Keywords: pressure sensitive adhesive, surfactant, migration

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Pu, Gang; Dubay, Matthew R.; Zhang, Jiguang; Severtson, Steven J.; Houtman, Carl J. 2012. Polyacrylates with high biomass contents for pressure-sensitive adhesives prepared via mini-emulsion polymerization. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 51: 12145-12149.


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