Synthesis of ambient temperature self-crosslinking VTES-based core-shell polyacrylate emulsion via modified micro-emulsion polymerization process

Yun Fei Zhang, Lei Miao, Chao Long Yang, Man Geng Lu

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Abstract

Modified micro-emulsion polymerization was successfully used to synthesize a kind of ambient temperature self-crosslinking core-shell emulsion, consisting of polyacrylate core and vinyltriethoxysilane (VTES) modified polyacrylate shell, by varying the ratio of soft monomer (BA) and hard monomer (MMA) which is different in the core and shell. The emulsion and its film formed at ambient temperature were characterized by attenuated total reflectance-fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Core-shell structure was clearly shown in TEM micrographs, and two distinct glass transition temperatures (Tg) were confirmed by DSC analysis. Lower Tg of core phase analyzed by DSC and self-crosslinking properties of VTES characterized by crosslinking degree cause latex particles form continuous film at ambient temperature. Thermal and mechanical properties and the surface properties of the latex films were also investigated. Results showed that the core-shell latex films containing 5 and 7.5 % VTES exhibited higher thermal stability, better mechanical properties, higher contact angle, and water resistance compared with pure polyacrylate film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1631-1645
Number of pages15
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume70
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Ambient temperature
  • Core-shell latex
  • Film forming
  • Modified micro-emulsion polymerization
  • Self-crosslinking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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