Table 2

Precipitation polymerization of NIPAM-MBA with varied APS levels
APS (wt%) D1a(nm) D2a(nm) PDI (40°C) Particle yield (%) Soluble polymer (%) Monomer conversion (%)
0.5 860 632 0.112 79.17 4.79 83.96
1.0 873 665 0.140 84.52 5.70 90.22
1.5 989 699 0.201 87.93 7.07 95.00
2.0 1,040 716 0.198 91.78 7.06 98.84
2.5b 5,156 1,583 0.379 91.18 7.55 98.73
3.0b 3,965 1,723 0.399 91.24 7.59 98.83

aD1 and D2 are the sizes of the particles determined by light scattering at 25°C and 40°C, respectively. bIn these two runs, particles were observed with part of the polymer coagula. Only particles were obtained in the rest of the runs, without coagula.

Zhu et al.

Zhu et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:519   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-519

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