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Synthesis and characterization of cationically and anionically modified poly(vinyl alcohol) microfibrils
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
In papermaking, the addition of filler can be detrimental to the properties of the resulting paper hence the use of additives that enhance paper properties are of paramount importance. Syndiotacticity rich poly(vinyl ...
Polymer-clay nanocomposites prepared by RAFT-supported grafting
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In materials chemistry, surface-initiated reversible deactivation radical polymerisation (SI-RDRP) has emerged as one of the most versatile routes to synthesising inorganic/organic hybrid materials ...