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dc.contributor.advisorSanderson, R. D.
dc.contributor.advisorMcLeary, J. B.
dc.contributor.authorHermant, Marie-Claire
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Science. Dept. of Chemistry and Polymer Science.
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-10T08:16:28Zen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-01T08:27:51Z
dc.date.available2006-11-10T08:16:28Zen_ZA
dc.date.available2010-06-01T08:27:51Z
dc.date.issued2005-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/1582
dc.descriptionThesis (MSc (Chemistry and Polymer Science))--University of Stellenbosch, 2005.
dc.description.abstractPolymerization using the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) process affords a researcher control over the molecular weight and polydispersity of the final polymer. Research is being carried out globally, using heterogeneous RAFT systems, as these systems offer superior industrial possibilities. Many emulsion systems fail when incorporating RAFT agents due to phase separation and colloidal instability. Exchanging conventional emulsion polymerizations with predispersed polymerization systems (i.e. miniemulsions) has shown many improvements. Evidence of uncontrolled aqueous phase polymerization (i.e. not mediated by the RAFT process) has however been found. This behaviour is similar to polymerization in a conventional emulsion polymerization system, but is not expected in miniemulsion polymerization.en
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dc.publisherStellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subjectDissertations -- Polymer scienceen
dc.subjectTheses -- Polymer scienceen
dc.subjectAddition polymerizationen
dc.subjectPolymerizationen
dc.subjectMiniemulsionen
dc.subjectRAFTen
dc.titleAn investigation into the mechanistic behaviour of RAFT-mediated miniemulsion polymerizations.en
dc.typeThesis
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Stellenbosch


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